Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome

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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, a 16th-century church designed by Michelangelo, was built on the remains of the Baths of the Diocletian and is dedicated to the Christians who died constructing the baths. The church was previously the official state church of the kingdom of Italy. Today, national burials are held here. You can find the tombs of Gen. Armando Diaz and Adm. Paolo Thaon di Revel, both famous for their efforts in World War II. Pope Clement XI commissioned the 18th-century meridian line you can see on the marble floor. To learn how to read meridian lines, you can buy a book from the small store inside the church. In the courtyard, you can't miss the 5 m (16.4 ft) bronze statue of Galileo Galilei Divine Man, designed by Nobel laureate Tsung-Dao Lee in 1957). Plan to see Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip maker site .
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  • The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martini, which Michelangelo ingeniously placed inside the Roman complex, preserving all its characteristic features. Under his plan the Church was supposed to be by today's Chinkvechenko square (five hundred), where is now located the Roman National Museum, n s 18th century Luigi Vanvitelli introduced various amendments have changed the initial project. Current entrance was opened kalidarii (hot baths) term that sharply however TU grandiosity, which Michelangelo obtained thanks to the extraordinary breadth of his entrance. The modern Atrium corresponds to tepidariju (warm baths) Therm t its reasonable decorations saves exactly its initial character. The central part of the Church, with the schema of a Greek cross, the preferred Buonarotti, corresponds to the Central Hall. Transverse nave corresponds to the central nave of Michelangelo and the eight monolithic columns of red granite, with unusual sizes: medium circle-5 m, height-14 m When the height was 16 m, but Michelangelo had to raise the floor at 2 m to to protect the Church from humidity. Luigi Vanvitelli in the mid-18th century, added in a new central nave, the same number of columns, under obmurovannyh granite with capitals of stucco. The apse also belongs to Vanvitelli, razrezavshego in two spacious pool, before remained intact.
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  • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, built in the mid-16th century on the site of the ancient ruins of Diocletian, seemed surprisingly beautiful and equally amazing-unusual ... Due to atypical for Roman churches of the façade, which bequeathed from grandiose even by Roman standards, the baths of Diocletian. Interior of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, what is no surprise — the authorship of Michelangelo to oblige. When checking the Basilica drew attention to another interesting detail-Meridian, which is a bronze line with yellow-white marble, which runs exactly along the Meridian, crossing Rome at 12 degrees and 30 minutes East longitude, as well as the Sundial Bianchini, built along a Meridian. To the right of the Meridian are pictures of summer and autumn zodiacal signs, left-spring and winter, so that every visitor can find if desired. Also with interest looked and at the corner with Orthodox icons, located not far from the chapel of St. Bruno.
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  • Nice church that is slightly different to the rest of them with a nice relaxing atmosphere to just walk around and reflect in.  more »
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  • This church is so beautiful from inside. I didn't expect that it will be so extravagant from outside. The atmosphere was magical. I spent quite a time seeing paintings and the beautiful architecture.
  • A very interesting church, designed by Michelangelo when he was 86 years old. Located in Terme di Diocleziano. Inside it looks very majestic.
  • It stands opposite to the two crescent buildings on the other side of the repubilca square. Very spacious inside.
  • This is crazy. It could be too much as it is my first schedule today, so subjective. Paintings and each detail of column are amazing , so that's the Rome.
  • Loved this church did not know about it berfore hand but knew about the baths. Fascinating history to the place and thought bianchinnis sundial is amazing Just went in on a whim while walking aimlessly and was delighted a lesser known but fantastic spot in Rome From the outside looks like a ruin and small but inside is like a tardis. Then you are doen if that is not enough you step out onto the Piazza della Repubblica which in my opinion is better than a lot of other better known pIazzas in Rome. Obvious Down point the traffic
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