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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

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The Cornaro chapel of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria houses Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." The sculpture depicts St. Teresa of Avila being pierced through the heart with a golden shaft. The artwork gained renown because of its break with classical style and its exposure of a more passionate form of religious ecstasy. About two blocks from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Teatro dell'Opera, this site pays homage to the Roman Catholic victory at the 17th-century battle of White Mountain. Inside, you can see Turkish standards that were captured in the 1683 siege of Vienna. See Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip itinerary planner.
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  • Located in Piazza San Bernardo Church, walk from Republic square, 5 minutes away. This church is a famous Bernini made "ecstasy of St. Theresa". Pierce arrow in hand from now on? Do stick, similar situations? It is a strange sculpture with both. It also highlights. Here in the church there are many Angel images, comfortable, great.
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  • Hotel near Termini train station around town to walk in in I. Once inside is not much at the entrance to the picture of Bernini's 'ecstasy of St. Theresa". Is no more in this world, but still a respectable what I would find. I have lying around Rome's still amazing city and I was impressed. It is worth taking a peek at any rate, the Church.
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  • There are several churches in Rome that really are diamonds even if they aren't in top destinations. Devoted a little of your time to go. Approximately 10 minutes walk from the metro. Worth!
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  • Quite. Peaceful. Exquisite. The ornate carvings and artistic masterpieces set it apart from others.
  • A beautiful baroque church. Part of the Dan Brown Angles and Demons tour. It has the statue of Saint Teresa in ecstacy and the demon hole.
  • From outside looks like a normal church (in Rome's context that means looks like a very nice temple in any other part of the world) however offers mass in other languages (I went to a mass there offered in Spanish, for example) and there is displayed one of the most marvelous sculpture, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, and you can just enter and look at it free of any charge.
  • Definitely one of the must-sees in Rome. The space inside is not large; so that it makes us feel that it's so packed with angelic statues. Also famous for "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown.
  • When I visited abiut 1 yr ago, there was scaffolding blocking the famous Teresa sculpture, so it was a bit disappointing. But I think that's part for the course in Rome, everything, art included is being restored with scaffolding all around. Still a beautiful church. Maybe now the restoration is finished since people have posted nice reviews.