Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Historic Sites  /  Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

(1,000+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Rome itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rome by other users

3 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW CALEDONIA October, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Rome BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Rome, Siena & Florence BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • On my first holiday to Rome I was urged to visit Piazza Del Popolo to admire the stunning architecture of this most stunning of piazza's in Rome and my friends were not wrong. We had already visited t...  more »
  • Once it was during the 4 hour lunch break and the other one during Mass so we couldn't see it, a real shame  more »
  • Though it is a small building it houses a large amount of information and entertainment. The organization and beautiful organ playing complimented the atmosphere of the church and was good to hear. Th...  more »
Google
  • 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")