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Chiesa Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome: 14 reviews and 43 photos

  Ecstasy of S Theresa, by Bernini (Apr 2010)
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  • Ecstasy of S Theresa, by Bernini (Apr 2010) - Rome
      Ecstasy of S Theresa, by Bernini (Apr 2010)
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  • Another sculpture in the interior - Rome
      Another sculpture in the interior
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  • Dome & ceiling - Rome
      Dome & ceiling
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  • The Baroque façade of S Maria della Vittoria - Rome
      The Baroque fašade of S Maria della Vittoria
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  • Ceiling frescoes & sculptures - Apr 2010 - Rome
      Ceiling frescoes & sculptures - Apr 2010
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Although it may be just another Baroque church in Rome, Santa Maria della Vittoria della Vittoria contains an incredibly ornate interior. It also houses a notable Bernini sculpture of the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, made famous by "Angels and Demons," the novel - and later also a movie - by Dan Brown. The church was designed by Carlo Maderno, nephew of the architect Domenico Fontana, and built over the course of the 17th century, but the interior was restored in the 19th century following a fire. Carlo Maderno also designed the neighbouring church of Santa Susanna, which has a similar Baroque fašade.

Address: Via XX Settembre, 17 - Quirinale
Phone: +39 06 4274 0571
Website: http://www.chiesasmariavittoria.191.it/default.htm

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2010
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