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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • This small baroque church is only 10 minutes from metro Berberini, and 10 minutes from the main train station and is worth visiting. Firstly, it's baroque ceiling is gorgeous, and the Bernini statues ...  read more »
  • This is the ecstasy of Bernini's St. Theresa is famous, Santa Maria della Vittoria. Bernini's sculptures are great, Interior and other decorations are worth a look. Outside is a simple kind of appearance, but once inside the transformed air.
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  • from the outside the building is pretty anonymous, but as soon as you enter is a triumph of art. There is no centimetre without decorations. It is exciting. best known for the statue ecstasy of St. Teresa, it is still a beautiful church to be admired from all angles. The altar is beautiful, even the organ and the frescoes on the vault. pure wonder
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  • 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.
  • Absolutely Fabulous. Go and see the sacristie as well. The most gentle padre will help you choose one of the best amaro spirits of Italy. Made by the fathers Karmelites in the mountains. Very good for your health.
  • 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.
  • With the façade by Giovan Battista di Soria recalling the elements of the exemplary baroque facade of the nearby Church of Santa Susanna and important works of art housed inside from authors like Guercino, Reni and most famously one of the sculptural masterpieces of Bernini, The Ecstacy of Saint Theresa; this church might be small in size but never stops surprising. Also of interes is the cuneiform extruded brickwork visible on the south-western side that gives us a glimpse of the fine craftsmanship of its era if you are an enthusiast of architectural history. It has long visiting hours and the church communitiy is used to and are friendly regarding tourists.
  • Fabulous. The masterpiece of Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa is to the left of the altor. A lot of visitors come here as they've come across it in Angels and Demons including yours truly. And I'm sure they thank Dan Brown for it just like me.
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