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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  • Around the ruins, monuments and churches of other places is second to none among them (? ) The decoration is impressive. A Baroque ceiling paintings and vivid interiors, and the Roman Church and what is not.
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  • Baroque-style church in largo Magnanapoli in Rome. Exterior a bit neglected and houses a bit overworked. I honestly think that in Rome is better
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  • Not very big church with a beautiful double access stairs. Very nice Chapel designed by bernini with the group "noli me tangere". Sary also the ceiling frescoes dedicated to San Domenico.
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  • 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.
  • Impressive facade.
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  • Masterpiece. Open only on Saturday afternoon.
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