Chiesa dei Santi Domenico e Sisto, Rome

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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 titular church is now vacant with the death of the Cardinal Priest of the Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus, Georges Cottier, O.P., emeritus Theologian of the Pontifical Household who died in 2016. 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.
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  • its wide and characteristic staircase with two ramps finished in an elliptical terrace. The interior is full of decorations and marbles, and is adorned with beautiful frescoes from the 16th century.
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  • Elevated church with a beautiful double staircase also appreciated by seagulls. Baroque-style facade well adorned with statue eaves and columns. Started in the sixteenth century If you remove the triangular eardrum you will see how it is proportioned in a box. Dedicated to the founder of the Dominican Friars and to Pope Sisto Inside a nave, I could not visit it for recitation of the Rosary, no tourists no photo
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  • There was this narrow road going up with gentle slope near the back of the Trajan's market, the Rotary one church. Had a white stone is a simple look, a fine sculptural decoration is impressive. The surroundings surrounded by Thomas Aquinas University, stands out in brightly colored University buildings and more.
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  • Beautiful and quiet !
  • The church is open: Fridays 14:30 to 18:30; Saturdays 9:00 to 12:30, 14:30 to 18:30; Sundays 10:00 to 12:30, 14:30 to 18:30. Closed August. Except for August, Mass is celebrated at 17:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and also on 11:00 on Sundays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is at 14:30 on these three days. The spectacular interior of this former nunnery church is well worth seeing. It is also apparently possible, on asking at at the porter's lodge (portineria) of the Angelicum at the top of the stairs to the right of the church, to visit the cloister of the old convent and the choir chapel where the Dominican friars pray the Divine Office. This is located on the other side of the wall behind the high altar in the church. Access is through the cloister - ask at the portineria for directions.
  • Open only on Saturday, from 15.00 to 18.00
  • Impressive facade.
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