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  San Nicola in Carcere (Mar 2007)
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  • San Nicola in Carcere (Apr 2009) - Rome
      San Nicola in Carcere (Apr 2009)
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One of the most interesting looking churches in Rome, San Nicola in Carcere incorporates the remains of three Roman temples: Juno, Spes, and Janus. The main structure was built around 1600, but the bell tower dates from an earlier mediaeval church. Standing colonnades from the Roman temples are embedded in the outer walls of the church, while other remains and columns decorate the green area surrounding it. These three temples were part of Forum Holitarium, located near il Tevere (Tiber River) and between Teatro di Marcello and Tempio di Portuno (just to the north of Forum Boarium). The interior of the church has three naves with arched porticos and Corinthian columns, some round and some fluted, also recycled from Roman temples (see attached photos).

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2009
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