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Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome
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The Santa Maria Maddalena is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, named after Saint Mary Magdalene. It is located on the Via della Maddalena, one of the streets leading from the Piazza della Rotonda in the Campo Marzio area of historic Rome.HistoryThe Clerks Regular, Ministers to the Sick, order established by Saint Camillus de Lellis, had a church at that location in Rome since 1586 and in the 17th century started the construction of the current church, which was completed in 1699 in the Baroque style.In seventy years of work several architects were involved including Carlo Quadri, Carlo Fontana (who is thought to have designed the dome) and Giovanni Antonio de Rossi. It is uncertain who designed the curved main facade, which was finished circa 1735 and is Rococo, an unusual style in Roman church facades. It also displays motifs reminiscent of Borromini. Early guide books credit Giuseppe Sardi with the its design. Between 1732 and 1734, however, as architect of the order, the Portuguese architect Manuel Rodrigues dos Santos directed the completion of works at the church. The historian Alessandra Marino believes that it is to Dos Santos, rather than Giuseppe Sardi, that the design for the highly unusual façade decoration should be attributed. The architectural historian Nina Mallory has also maintained that Sardi is unlikely to be the designer of the façade.
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  • To visit for its riot of Baroque. Splendid organ. To see the amazing Christmas crib.
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  • It is the churches that go unnoticed if you do not enter them. The outside is not in concordance with the spectacular interior. Is a true jewel difficult of describe with words. If you have the opportunity, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a work of art, rather, of a multitude of works of art in a single enclosure. Access is free, not there is no excuse to pass through this church and in a quiet, relaxed, quiet, meditate, and enjoy. Your body and mind, it would be grateful.
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  • We stumbled upon Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, (Church of Mary Magdalene), when walking to Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola. The church started as a small chapel built 1320, then in 1586 the churc...  more »
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  • A Must-See Church. It is located just steps from the Pantheon. The Baroque church has breath-taking frescoes. The sunnier the weather - the more brilliant the frescoes appear. To the right of the high altar is St. Camillus. To the left is a chapel with hundreds (if not thousands) of saintly relics and a 13th (?) Century wooden statue of St. Mary Magdalen. Well worth a visit.
  • looks like a really pretty place to go visit.
  • We stumbled across this place and it is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. The sunlight streaming through the windows made it quite magical
  • Absolutely stunning..not to be missed
  • Lovely building. Please visit