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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 on your holiday in Rome, and find out what else Rome has to offer, use our Rome trip itinerary builder.
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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 church is right across from the main train station. The paintings and frescoes throughout the church are really amazing. If you are in the area, try to visit, it's free.  more »
  • I was just wandering around when I found the basilica dscd, I entered and was amazed by its beautiful paintings and general quite atmosphere  more »
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  • Best gelato I've had in Italy.
  • Beautiful. do not hesitate to enter. Much art
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  • The Church itself has nothing to shout about, if not the steeple, surmounted by a statue of Jesus, where you see all over Rome, but with access banned to the public. There is also a restored organ, which sounds very good.
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  • I was surprised to enter the pass and listen to a performance of the organ in the Church as was in the morning and there was no one. A dream that sound
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  • A beautiful church but especially a beacon of hope that helps those less fortunate who often flock to the area of terms
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