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Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome

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Admire the beauty of Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, a 17th-century Baroque church built on the exact location where St. Agnes was martyred. Although smaller in comparison to other churches in the area, it leaves just as strong an impression, with a main altar and another six around the dome dedicated to martyrs, including full-scale statues depicting the circumstances of their deaths. Visit the side church to view the preserved skull of St. Agnes. Many marble details and frescos accentuate the church's beauty, and if you're lucky, you could catch a choir performance. Alternatively, buy a ticket to listen to a concert and fully appreciate the building's excellent acoustics. To visit Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome tour planner.
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  • Located on one side of the wonderful Piazza Navona, this Church, dating from the 17th Century, is certainly impressive. But, perhaps, because of the apparent emphasis on violent Death & Martyrdom, we ...  more »
  • Located on the western side of Piazza Navona this church makes for a great photographic backdrop. It was built in the 17th Century in the Baroque style. Upon entering the piazza, you can’t miss it. It...  more »
  • Chiesa Di Sant Agnese In Agone is yet another beautiful church on Piazza Dei Navona. This 17th century Baroque church looks amazing with its two spires and amazing dome. This church is in a prime loca...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. Free entry. Also attended a concert society concert held regularly in another section of the church, spectacular.
  • Beautiful Catholic church with a variety altar pieces depicting the martyrdoms of first, second and third century Roman saints. Free entrance.
  • Look in here and walk to the small room to the left rear. Cool on a hot day.
  • Small but really interesting to visit. This is one among few churches where you could see information on english.
  • Impressive facade on the piazza and an incredibly beautiful interior with extraordinary bas-reliefs in each chapel.