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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  • In via dei portoghesi between via della scrofa and via dell'Orso, in the heart of Rome (Martius) is the Church of Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi. A small, but not too much, well maintained Church, restored in the mid-30 (with marble works, valuable paintings and gilded stucco). The Church hosts thanks to a majestic organ free afternoon concerts on a monthly basis. To read the website to get an idea of the history and works (from St John the Baptist to the Nativity, from San Sebastian to piety, and not least the madonna and child with Saint Anthony and Saint Francis).
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  • Church a little hidden, but beautiful Particular attention to organ. Experts say the world's most beautiful and light a candle.
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  • I passed this church and became aware of the decorative façade and the little gate/entrance, so when I got the urge to go in to see what's hidden there. This is certainly a gem, a beautiful church that shines in gold on the light background and with beautiful stuccoes dekora tions. Note the beautiful Angels over the shiny main altar. I found the paintings in the chapels here was very great and in good condition. There are great pillars here as well, in one the chapel there are two Corinthian columns in black marble. The organ in the Rococo style is gilded and very decorative. The roof is really lovely and the dome is decorated with beautiful frescoes.
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  • Awesomely sumptuous interior. Opening times are: Weekdays, 8:30 to 13:00; 15:00 to 18:00. Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:00, 15:00 to 18:00. Sundays, 9:00 to 12:00, 16:00 to 18:00. Mass is celebrated in Portuguese at 17:00 on Sundays.
  • We came to this church on the way home to our accommodation there were only 3 people in here including the priest who asked where we were from and told us that an organist and a choir both from Australia were playing in the church he was lovely man in a beautiful church a nice surprise after a hot day of sightseeing
  • The church of Saint Anthony in Campo Marzio, known as Saint Anthony of the Portuguese is a Baroque Roman Catholic titular church in Rome
  • Exuberant gilded stucco work interior with a handful of impressive artworks.
  • 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.

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