Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio, Rome

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Sant'Agostino is a Roman Catholic church in the piazza of the same name near Piazza Navona, in the rione Sant'Eustachio, of Rome, Italy. It is one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance.HistoryThe construction the church was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Cardinal Camerlengo (1477-1483). The façade was built in 1483 by Giacomo di Pietrasanta, using travertine taken from the Colosseum. The design of the church is attributed to the late 15th century architect Baccio Pintelli, with later 18th century restorations of the interior by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is a plain work of the early Renaissance style.The Titulus S. Augustini has been held by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard since 2006. Furthermore, it is the station church of the first Saturday in Lent.
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  • This Renaissance basilica is worth a visit to appreciate and admire the beautiful works that have been preserved. The Basilica is located not far from Navona square and the Palazzo Madama and is one of the Roman churches of the Renaissance and is the first church for Rome has been equipped with a dome. The façade was built in travertine with the one coming and removed from the Coliseum. The Interior of the basilica consists of three aisles, supported by pillars, and five chapels on each side. The architecture of the main altar is admirable and been adorned by Bernini. Here you can see and admire other masterpieces such as the Madonna of the pilgrims by Caravaggio, la Madonna del parto of Sansovino and the fresco by Raphael, the Prophet Isaiah.
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  • A little gem just steps away from piazza Navona, which is worth a visit. Countless are the things of interest to see, starting with the Madonna del Parto, near the entrance, worshipped by women pregnant, Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Madonna of the pilgrims" (currently there is a copy; the original is temporarily on display in the Museum of Forlì), the altar of Bernini, the tomb of Santa Monica, a fresco by Raphael. All to see!
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  • The church next to the Piazza Navona is a hidden gem, so visible but still undetectable. You should deviate from the friendly service and, at the same time, if you are going on your way you will see Bernini's sculpture, fresco and Caravaggio.
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  • The church is open 7:45 to 12:00, 16:00 to 20:00. CLOSED IN AUGUST. Mass times are (not August): Saturday 18:00.Sunday 12:00, 18:00. The church is very old, but was rebuilt in the 18th century and the lush and magnificent interior is mostly of that century. Why can't modern Western civilisation do this sort of thing any more?
  • This is a church, but they serve free meals here pour les poveres. Make a donation to keep people vivant.
  • Beautiful room. Concerts are performed. Look at the poster on the door.
  • Mine is a review of the church, not the nearby cafe. St Eustace is a nice little church of the late baroque period. There is a nice collection of late paintings along the side altars as well. I'm not sure I would make a trip here just for this church, but it's worth a visit if you're passing by.
  • Dime a dozen Roman Church (Mainly Renaissance, I believe). This means it would be hardly worth the 15 minutes trouble in Rome, but in any American city it would be worth planning half a day around. This church though is elevated up even from there by a middle of the pack Caravaggio (again the relativity thing: worth building a fifty million dollar museum around the painting in other cities, and yet in Rome merely worth popping in for if you find you're walking by it, but don't sweat it). Nevertheless, for all my off-the-cuff casualness, it's kind of a gorgeous painting (check out those dirty feet, the shoulders...) and it's a three minutes walk from either Piazza Navona or, more to the point, The Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) which holds three more Caravaggio masterpieces. And, if you can set aside that perhaps just recently you've been in nine churches, 4 prettier, 3 about the same, and 2 not quite so nice, and instead trick your mind into this being the only church you have ever seen, the beauties of San'Agostino are capable of burning ice out of your heart.

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