"Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli" Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Tip by GracesTrips

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  • View from the metro exit - Rome
      View from the metro exit
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  • Me, out front of the church - Rome
      Me, out front of the church
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  • Gorgeous sculpture peering down at you - Rome
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This was the very first church we saw when we arrived in Rome. I didn't think much of the outside of the church but upon entering it was so impressive and beautiful. I could not believe the enormity of it's size. They have this amazingly, large organ that I thought was unbelievable.

Tidbits of information:

The church was designed by Michelangelo and some later construction was also done. Pope Clement XI comissioned Francesco Bianchini to build a meridian line (like a sundial) because he wanted to check the accuracy of the Gregorian Calendar to predict exactly when Easter would be.

Address: Piazza della Repubblica, Roma, Italy 00185
Directions: You can't miss it if you exit the metro station exit Repubblica Teatro dell 'Opera.
Phone: 0039.06488.0812
Website: http://www.santamariadegliangeliroma.it/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2014
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