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Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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 church is in Piazza Navona, a beautiful square which is must-see in Rome. The Church is beautiful on the outside, but inside it is also beautiful inside. I recommend the visit Yes or Yes.
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  • Church Rome amid a very nice Church, usually more than seems normal, but seen from the inside of the dome, where the beautiful and impressive. I think overall grandeur, including sculpture, softer atmosphere. Also, I think this church is at the heart of the tourist destinations, so easy to visit.
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  • Beautiful and richly decorated but the no photo policy knocks of a point. As usual with places with incoherent photo restrictions - no good pics to buy either. This is a short (and free) stop when you...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Sant'Agnese in Agone (also called Sant'Agnese in Piazza Navona) is a 17th-century Baroque church in Rome, Italy. It faces onto the Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city and the site where the Early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian. Construction began in 1652 under the architects Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi. After numerous quarrels, the other main architect involved was Francesco Borromini
  • Impressive and beautiful outside, even more so inside with its golden façade / ceiling. Highly recommended for a quick 5 minutes rest inside when there is no church service, stay longer if you want. Free to go in, no photos though.
  • Very pretty both outside and inside! I have been here 3 times in this trip!
  • One of many very fascinating churches in Rome. This is definitely one to research beforehand - it plays an important part with the Pope.
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