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. Arrange your visit to Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Church of St. Agnes in agony is located in the heart of Piazza Navona, next to the fountain of the four rivers and Obelisk of Domitian. This church is of Baroque style, as well as the source, and is built on the initiative of Pope Inocencio X, in the place where the Christian Saint Agnes was martyred.
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  • Another fantastic church with impressive Decor that is worth popping into. Much likr Many of the other churches we came across, we popped in to light and candle and reflect before movinng on.  more »
  • This Basilica was built in 1652 by Girolamo Rainaldi on the site where St. Agnes a torture death died.
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  • You MUST visit this gorgeous church! It might be small, yes, but good God, the interior is wonderful! However, the church gets 4/5 stars because it doesn't allow pictures to be taken inside. I could see this remedied by simply forbidding flash photography, to preserve the frescos. Anyway don't let that stop you, if you're in the square go see it!
  • Beautiful piece of art! One of my favorite places in Rome! Would love to come back again.
  • Had no clue until we entered ! This is such a beautiful church, small but amazing artwork ok the ceiling as well as marble sculptures! Not always opened... we were lucky to chance upon it while we were at the Piazza Nuovona. Don’t miss if you see the gates open! Awesomely beautiful!
  • Impressive facade on the piazza and an incredibly beautiful interior with extraordinary bas-reliefs in each chapel. The architectural assemblage of the interior, due to a change in the architect, has yielded a unique interior for a Roman church. Try to visit the Sacresty of Borromini.
  • It wasn't on our priority list but when we put our foot on Piazza Navona we noticed it immediately. Amazing interior of the church.
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