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The church was commissioned by Charles VIII, king of France, in 1495 on request of the founder of the Miniti order, who will then become Saint Francis di Paola. The works proceeded slowly, because of the damages the building suffered during the sack of Rome in 1527, and the temple was consecrated in 1586 by Pope Sixtus V. The double entrance stairs were built by Domenico Fontana in 1587, and in 1799 the construction was highly damaged by the first French occupation: it was then renovated in 1816. Outside, two high bell towers stand, enriching the fašade, whilst the inside in made up of one nave only, flanked by chapels: in the cross there are the Baptism of Christ, by Battista Naldini, San Francis di Paola, the Visitation, the Assumption and the popular Deposition by Daniele da Volterra.

Address: Piazza di Spagna
Phone: 09083881200
Website: http://www.rome-passion.com/place-espagne.html

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