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Chiesa Sant'Eustachio, Rome: 3 reviews and 11 photos

  Sant'Eustachio's symbol (Mar 07)
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  • Sant'Eustachio's symbol (Mar 07) - Rome
      Sant'Eustachio's symbol (Mar 07)
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  • Sant'Eustachio (Mar 07) - Rome
      Sant'Eustachio (Mar 07)
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  • Interior of Sant'Eustachio (May 09) - Rome
      Interior of Sant'Eustachio (May 09)
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  • Two Roman columns, side of church - Apr 10 - Rome
      Two Roman columns, side of church - Apr 10
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Originating in the 8th century, la Basilica di Sant'Eustachio was rebuilt twice over its history. First in the 12th century, when the tower was added, and then again in the 17th century when it was given the Neoclassical look. The tower, however, remains from the 12th century structure. Crowning the fašade is a sculpture of a head of a deer, the symbol of Sant'Eustachio. Although richly decorated, the interior of the basilica is less flamboyant than most Baroque churches in Rome. It is located on Piazza Sant'Eustachio, located around the corner from il Panteone and Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza. The small street that runs along the side of the basilica, also called via Sant'Eustachio, contains two majestic grey granite Roman columns standing by the side of the church. They were probably discovered in the area at some point and erected monumentally to the side of the basilica (see attached photos).

Address: Piazza Sant'Eustachio - Centro Storico
Phone: 06 6880 2048

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2010
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