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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

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Religious Site Church
Located in the famous Piazza del Popolo, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo is an Augustinian church filled with historic artwork. Artists featured here include Raphael, Andrea Bregno, Caravaggio, Donato Bramante, and more. Small fees are required to illuminate the artwork. Check out the tombs, where famous figures like Girolamo Basso della Rovere, Giovanni Battista Gisleni, and Agostino Chigi are buried. The church is featured in novels by Dan Brown. Plan your visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome family vacation planner.
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  • Too beautiful. Here you'll find two phenomenal works of Caravaggio, in addition, obviously, to enjoy wonderful architectural lines of this beautiful Church. Do not charge entry. A must for anyone who is interested by the symbols of the "path of illumination" of the film Angels and demons (Earth element).
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  • Inside the Church we can see sculptures well worked a small chapel with marbles of different colors and the dome with a nice fresh.
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  • This beautiful church is on the Piazza del Popolo, a huge, circular piazza. The church contains art by many prominent artists. Caravaggio's Conversion of St. Paul and Crucifixion of St. Peter are amaz...  more »
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  • One of Rome's most spectacular churches filled with outstanding artworks- not just the exquisite works by Caravaggio.
  • Very nice church but tend to be crowded especially in front of the Caravage.
  • Most of you have already known everything about the 2 Caravaggio paintings in this church. Unless you're an art major or did extensive Google or YouTube, these 2 paintings are not worthy of your 15 or less minutes. You guys know Caravaggio is a freak right~? Ok, he was a great talented freak just like Michelangelo. Yeah, I saw plenty folks walked in and out less then 3 minutes. Here is a little known fact from yesterday afternoon visit 26-10-2016. There is a church "line man" controls the crowds going up to see Caravaggio paintings. His side job is to shush those speaks too loud in the church. But then, he became too loud himself at times. Once he let you in, you've got 15 minutes and he will not let you get back in again. He also will tells you NO FLASH~! Which I absolutely agree. Now for those Caravaggio freaks out there, these 2 paintings are very worthy of your ONE EU$1 to turn the light on so you (and others) can see these paintings. Yes, there is a coin box on the Right hand side of the Chapel, you need to deposit EU$1 for about 5 minutes worth. My suggestions are: prime your camera (no flash again~! or get a decent low light camera), preplan your positions in your head (get different views) out side of the chapel. Once you get in, you've already know what position to take your pictures and don't forget to selfie yourself to death, there is no shame in it. After you've paid lots money to get to Rome, do your selfies~! My money saving tip is to team up with other tourists, I paid EU50cents and he did the other half, now we both get to take all the pictures and other whom did not pay also get to have some good time. Be nice, don't fight to get to the selfie positions, you're inside of a "chuuurch"~!
  • Interesting architecture works by raphael
  • Perfect place to burn a cardinal alive. (Movie "Angels and demons")

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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