Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Historic Sites  /  Chiesa dei Santi Domenico e Sisto
Chiesa dei Santi Domenico e Sisto, Rome
(4.6/5 based on 10+ reviews on the web)
The Church of Santi Domenico e Sisto is one of the titular churches in Rome, Italy in the care of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. It is located at no. 1 Largo Angelicum on the Quirinal Hill on the campus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas , of which it is the University Church.The current Cardinal Priest of the Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus is Georges Cottier, O.P., emeritus Theologian of the Pontifical Household. Cottier studied theology and philosophy at the Angelicum obtaining a baccalaurate in philosophy and completing his licentiate in theology in 1952.HistoryExteriorThe first church at the site, Santa Maria a Magnanapoli, was built sometime before the year 1000.The present church was built at the order of Dominican Pope Pius V. Construction on the church began in 1569 and on a convent for Dominican nuns in 1575. The original plan was the work of Giacomo della Porta though during the long construction period that stretched until 1663 several other architects were involved. The lower part of the church was designed by Nicola Torriani, and the upper part by Torriani or Vincenzo della Greca. della Greca constructed the Baroque travertine façade in 1646, with his brother Felice.
Our Rome itinerary planner makes visiting Chiesa dei Santi Domenico e Sisto and other Rome attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Create a full Rome itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rome by other users

4 days in Tallinn & Rome BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Rome BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in City of Venice, Florence & Rome BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This church not is very large but is of which you have to stop, because by inside is a delight. The entrance, is very pretty, with those stairs on both sides and surprising interior, as almost all the churches of Rome
    View original
  • Place of worship in which you will feel God's love leaked everywhere. Artistically complete organised at best. Managed by a rector who with his profound humility nor elevates to the spiritual pleasure of all.
    View original
  • The Church is situated on a hill to the street, pretty interesting, though like other Roman temples. Is located near the Trajan's market and the medieval tower. Lived nearby, so went for it.
    View original
Google
  • (Excelente:)!
    View original
  • Small but amazing
    View original
  • A stunning masterpiece
    View original
  • beautiful
    View original