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Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi, Rome

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The church of Saint Anthony in Campo Marzio, known as Saint Anthony of the Portuguese, is a Baroque Roman Catholic titular church in Rome, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon.Established as titulus S. Antonii in Campo Martio in 2001, it is currently assigned to Cardinal Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente.HistoryThe national church of the Portuguese people was designed by Martino Longhi the Younger (1638), Carlo Rainaldi (1657), and finally by Cristoforo Schor (1697), replacing a 15th-century church built under the initial patronage of Cardinal António Martins de Chaves. The ribbed dome (1674–76) was designed by Rainaldi.The roof is stuccoed by Pompeo Gentile and frescoed by Salvatore Nobili. In the first chapel, the neoclassic monument to Alexandre de Sousa Holstein was sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1806; the second chapel has a Baptism of Christ by Giacinto Calandrucci, and a Circumcision of John the Baptist by Nicolas Lorrain. A second monument in the chapel is also by Calandrucci.The main altar has an Apparition of the Virgin. Another chapel includes a funerary monument to ambassador Manuel Pereira de Sampaio by Pietro Bracci from 1750. The second chapel has three artworks by Lorrain: a Nativity, Adoration by the Magi, and Repose in Egypt. The first chapel on the left has an altarpiece of Madonna with child and Saints Antonio of Padua and Francis by Antoniazzo Romano.
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  • The Church of Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi was founded by Portuguese Antonio Martinez de Chaves in 1445 and takes its name from the Hospice built in the fourteenth century for pilgrims. The façade is Baroque, but it is the Latin cross Interior charms with gleaming splendor of gold and with the amazing choir of gilded wood. Dear reader, dear reader walks slowly and silently (I say this because English tourists spoke aloud and I silenced with the approval of Mrs. adorned the Church), look up, look at the fineness of gold, stained glass Windows and then all around you. Then, if you think my advice as usual is deepening with readings.
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  • Not far from the Piazza Navona and off the Via della Scrofa is the Baroque church of Saint Anthony of the Portuguese. Step inside and you will be amazed by the interior, which is decorated with marble...  more »
  • Every Sunday night (see their website), is given in this "little" Church an organ concert. What better way to immerse themselves in a Roman mood?! It's free, not far from Piazza Navona. It would be a shame to miss when you're in the center of Rome on Sunday! Come early enough (1/4 hour before) to get a seat!
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  • This is a small church we found by chance in a narrow street whilst walking from Piazza Navonna. It has a spectacular interior design which is well worth seeing if you like visiting churches. Probably one which would not normally be on your list of places to visit, but do check it out.
  • Really good church.
  • 教堂历史悠久,参观是免费的,进去后感觉还是蛮神圣的
  • Small church, very pretty, table and beautiful to see!
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  • Lindissima!