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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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  • This is another church not to be missed in Rome – it sits right on the Piazza Navona. Four different architects put their hands on it to make it look the way we see the church today. In 1652, Pope Inn...  more »
  • Immersed in the spectacular scenery of Piazza Navona, the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone is really impressive! Recommended!
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  • St. Agnes was the most is one in the Saint been revered since ancient times. This church is built in Saints martyred during the persecution of Diocletian, defend the Christian faith and chastity, and that Agnes was executed. Picture of cupola inside was closed when I visited, but it is great.
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  • Incredibly beautiful church which has the head of Sant'Agnese. St. Agnes was a young virgin and martyr of the early church. The side altars are also wonderful. During the summer they will usually host some musical concerts. Be careful, as it can get very hot.
  • The church has a lovely interior and you are able to see the reliquary of St Agnes skull. There is no entry fee but a donation can be given. Sadly no photography is allowed inside but you can purchase a guidebook for €5 which does include a lot of the artwork.
  • If you are in the Piazza Navona do yourself a favor and go in. It is beautiful from the outside, but inside is incredible. Architectural details, art, a massive organ and just symmetrical beauty all over. The center fresco could keep you mesmerized for a long time by itself. Take the 15-30 minutes to pop in, it is worth it.
  • Very beautiful church. We happened to stop by when there was a choir concert happening. It was a Domus Vox concert and it was lovely.
  • Wonderful church dedicated to Agnese, a Christian martyr, who died on Piazza Navona. Small, but definitely worth checking out