Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome

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#41 of 527 in Historic Sites in Rome
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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  • I suspect many people, like us, have walked by this church on numerous occasions on many visits to Rome simply enjoying the Piazza and Bernini's fabulous Fountain of Four Rivers which is directly in f...  more »
  • It was a pleasant surprise to meet this Church only after my fourth round to Rome! Located in Navona Square, it is immense and richly decorated! Beautiful marbles, wonderful images and an altar dedicated to Saint Eustachius. It is the most beautiful church in the Baroque style of Rome! Super worth it!
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  • Dedicated to a Christian martyr, St. Agnese, killed during Diocletian's Christian persecution times, this church was enlarged, beautified and decorated by Bernini, thanks to the wealth of the Pamphilj...  more »
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  • Stunning baroque church off the Piazza Navona. Sumptuously decorated with every inch painted and marbled it appears. Contains the skull of St Agnes - very small! Still a working church and holy place of course, so respect needed. A must if you are in the Piazza already. Cool in summer too!
  • Quite a spectacular church. The sign says "No photos", but this is not enforced. A tremendous location adjacent to Piazza Navona.
  • This baroque church is located at Piazza Navona, just next to the statue/fountain of the four rivers. It is designed and commissioned by Borromini, rival of Bernini who designed the fountain. Unfortunately the church was closed for visitors when we visited it.
  • Baroque church designed by Bernini's arch rival, Borromini, and containing relics of St Agnes.
  • Free entrance with beggars. The interior is amazing, captivating, breathtaking, watch the video, judge for yourself, recommend as must see in rome.
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