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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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  • Built by Don John Bosco is attended regularly by the community of Filipinos, is unfortunately between the neighbouring buildings and Termini station. But worth a visit for its elegance and its deep meaning.
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  • Located right next to Termini station, was made thanks to Don Bosco and the project was completed in 1887. The bell tower stands the statue of Christ the Redeemer, gold, added in 1931 and visible throughout the area for its height. The Interior has three naves, divided by granite columns, with a transept and cupola. It is primarily used for the functions of the Filipino community in Rome.
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  • 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. 
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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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