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Chiesa di San Macuto, Rome

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#493 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
The church of San Macuto is a church on Piazza di San Macuto in the Colonna rione of Rome, Italy. Located next to the Jesuit Collegio di San Roberto Bellarmino in the Palazzo Gabrielli-Borromeo, it is the only church in Italy dedicated to the Breton saint Malo.
First recorded in 1192, the church of San Macuto has had several owners at different times. In the second half of the 13th century it was dependent on San Marcello al Corso, then later it belonged to the Dominicans from the neighbouring Santa Maria sopra Minerva (confirmed by Niccolo III in 1279). In the year 1422 it was described as a parish church. Pope Leo X joined the parish with that of St. Peter's Basilica in 1516, giving it to the Fraternity of Bergamo in 1539.
The Bergamo monks changed the saint it was dedicated to from Bartholemew to Alexander of Bergamo and the church got a new façade around 1560. The façade was a project of the Ferraran architect Giovanni Alberto Galvani and it was partially reconstructed 1577−1585 to the design of Francesco da Volterra.
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  • One of the many historic churches of Rome, somewhat stifled by the proximity of other most famous monuments, in this case the Church of St Ignatius. Situated in a small square, ben brings out her cute façade, affected by the project late 16th century by Francesco da Volterra. But the origins of the Church seems to date back to eleven hundred, then was entrusted to the confraternita dei bergamaschi who supported the reorganization, and then by the Jesuits in the 18th century who made it the Church of the Roman Seminary, much that is still included in the College Bellarmine. Very pleasant facade in two rows, divided by pilasters bearing Corinthian pilasters of the Ionic order, below, the middle two elements such as Gates pointed out by steps and surmounted by a triangular pediment very proportionate; at the top there is a nice serlian window representing the architectural motif of interest. Inside, the nave with a barrel vault segnatao offers a view of some seventeenth-century paintings. Very nice charm of sixteenth-century square where we admire the adjacent palazzo Gabrielli now the collegio Bellarmino and the palazzo Serlupi-Crescenzi, always of the 16th century, whose façade is considered a masterpiece by Giacomo della Porta.
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  • I had never seen the church open but recently found it open right after a mass, and was able to get in for just a few minutes before it was closed again. It is a simple, tiny church, with an attractiv...  more »
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  • Very big, it doesn't seem from the outside little visited by tourists unfairly
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  • Magnificent. A Stone's throw from the Pantheon
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  • ERA CHIUSAAAAAA...
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  • Beautiful girl. It is the only church in Italy dedicated to the Breton Saint Malo.
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