Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

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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. With our world travel planner, Rome attractions like Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Church located in the Plaza de Popolo Romana. Just to see Caravaggio's two paintings is already worth getting in. Free admission, during Mass hours you can not make a tourist visit. They are currently restoring the facade, which makes the outside a little out of the way.
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  • Like almost all the ancient churches of Rome's old town, this church located in Piazza del Popolo has a beautiful altar! Several marble columns in its inner surroundings. It's worth it!!
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  • Rome has to offer us many more imposing basilicas that exist. The interior of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pópulo is one of these examples. It is located next to the old Flaminia Gate. He has undergone many transformations over the centuries. . In the sixteenth century Bramante created the choir in the form of a shell and Raphael designed the Chigi Chapel. Other Renaissance artists left their mark as Bernardino di Betto who decorated Della Rovere's chapel and, together with his disciples, held many of the frescoes of the chapels of Santa Maria del Popolo, as well as the magnificent fresco of the dome of the Presbytery. In the 17th century the church was restored and embellished by Lorenzo Bernini who changed the original Renaissance structure to the Baroque style. The Basilica is divided into three naves, with four chapels on each side and ends with a large transept, and behind it four chapels, a dome and the priest. The interior décor is fabulous and the most famous chapels are the Chigi Chapel, designed by Raphael and the Cerasi Chapel, with The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St Paul, by Caravaggio, and The Assumption of the Virgin, of Aníbal. A magnificent place full of art and history located in the magnificent Piazza de Populo.
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  • This is well worth your time and attention. Beautiful and no crowds to speak of. Services are still held and on the day we were there a wedding was about to take place so it's not always open to the public. Stunning side chapels. Awe inspiring.
  • What else can be added to this already amazing trip to Rome well this church in the small area where they are plentiful and interesting and beautiful enough to pay homage as an avid film fan via the Tom Hanks hit angels and demons. We could easily all draw a map and follow Mr Langdon on his questing or just generally take in the beautiful array of art emblazoned on the walls of every church in this area. We can all say one day that we should all visit Rome but until you do you will never get the level of appreciation that not even photos can make justice of with this church and surrounding ones. One word GO! Second word breath, yes breath it all in and hold that breath for as long as possible as this is truly worth that effort.
  • Very interesting church. Caravaggio is one of my favorites. Make sure you have 2 eur so you can light up his work.
  • Amazing surprise to come upon works of art that I had read about and seen in others' pictures. So casually displayed in such a holy place.
  • This is a beautiful church located at the Piazza Del Popolo. Inside you will find work by several famous artists. Just amazing! From the location to the inside of the church. It’s not free. The tickets are 6 euros per person.
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