Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio, Rome

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Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio features a lavish interior adorned with colorful stained glass windows, mosaics, frescoes, and coffered ceilings carved in red, blue, and gold. As you enter, notice the mosaic above the main doorway of this 19th-century structure, depicting angels venerating the Sacred Heart. The fresco in the dome over the sanctuary and the gilded wooden relief in the ceiling also represent the image of the Sacred Heart. Look up to see how the skylight in the roof near the crossing illuminates the choir, and round-headed windows divide the arches of a dome bearing the frescoes of the twelve prophets. Next to the church is a boarding school of arts and industries, also run by the Salesian Society. To visit Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio and get the most from your holiday in Rome, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rome trip planner .
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  • The Church (seat of the parish of the sacred heart of Jesus) has the dignity of a minor basilica. The façade is in Renaissance style. The bell tower stands the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Interior has three naves, divided by granite columns, with a transept and cupola.
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  • As we were staying in Hotel Archimede we were only a couple of minutes walk from this beautiful old church. Basilica Del Sacro Cuore Di Gesu is quite an old church that has stood here since 1887 and h...  more »
  • This beautiful Basilica is right in front of the Termini station which is a beautiful Basilica in the evening with a large backlit golden statue on the Basilica you from different corners of Rome.
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  • Cool little basilica, has a shiny golden statue at the very top, can't miss it as you leave the train station.
  • nice church. ideal to visit while waiting for train or bus!
  • Peaceful and beautiful
  • Best gelato I've had in Italy.
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