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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  • absolutely beautiful makes the heart skip a beat.... if you are Catholic this is a must I just loved the art  more »
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Rome, which it is not, surprisingly, in the majority of Rome Travel Guidance, one of the places that you must definetely visit. The church is magnificent and prov...  more »
  • Walked by several times and didn't give it much thought, it's close to Termini Station. While I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, it was yet another fascinating Roman Church. Beautiful inside, with ...  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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