Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
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Spectacular church full of breathtaking statues and paintings. Located near the Termini station in Rome, this church is guaranteed to leave you gasping in admiration.
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Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 4 min walk
  • Termini • 6 min walk
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is an interesting place to visit at Piazza della Repubblica in Rome. What you find is a 16th-century church designed by Michelangelo within the shell ruins of the 3rd-century Baths of Diocletian. Hence the ancient ruins exterior that you find when approaching.

The interior is surprisingly spacious. You'll find large open space, fairly typical chapels with artworks, some sculptures, a nice marble floor. Make sure to see the famous Meridien Line and if interested, there is a small exhibition area regarding the history of the the old Baths of Diocletian and how Michelangelo transformed their ruins into the church we see today.
Written 15 April 2024
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CazzaWestMids
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Stunning church set in the most amazing grounds in what looks like a cave. Free to enter and moments walk away from the Termini. Stunning inside. You must take a seat and admire the beauty of this special place.
Written 1 April 2024
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MikesWorld1111
Milan, Italy713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
It was amazing to see how Michelangelo managed to repurpose the ruins of a decaying Roman bath house into a richly decorated catholic church. It is located near the Termini train station on the Republic' square with the fountain of the Naiads in the middle.
Written 28 December 2023
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SMLikestoTravel
Bengaluru, India392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Peaceful church with vast and open interiors. There is also the meridian line which is fascinating to know and read about
Written 2 September 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia23,912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
There is one thing the Italians do well & nail it on most occasions and that is their Churches! Had a malfunctioning camera, no phone either, but thought it was a great Basilica and up there with the more famous sites!
Written 28 July 2023
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Donna B
Gladwyne, PA427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The church is near Piazza della Repubblica and was once part of the Bath of Diocletian. The interior is immense! I had downloaded some information from Rick Steves Audio Europe for a personalized, and free, guided tour.
Written 4 February 2023
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Alice
Swindon, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This was opposite our hotel and from the outside, we just thought it was a church which was closed. One day we walked past and went inside and honestly it took our breath away. It’s absolutely incredible
Written 16 January 2023
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Val L
Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A beautiful basilica with a focus on Mother Mary's role in glorifying God in the person of her son Jesus Christ. We attended mass on 31st Dec with a small congregation and felt the deep faith and devotion among the people. There were no tourists, or curious onlookers. This sacred space offered a me a time for prayer and contemplation. Amazing.
Written 8 January 2023
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Paul J
Cardiff, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This magnificent Church may not look special from the outside...OMG it is stunning inside ✨️

We were lucky to walk past while there was a evening mass being held, very small congregation, around 15-20 people, but with the acoustics it sounded amazing.
Written 3 November 2022
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I was very surprised by this basilica - the exterior is very unassuming and, I believe, part of the Terme di Diocleziano building. But the interior is a proper Renaissance church architected initially by Michelangelo. There is an interesting mix of old and new inside the church, including statues and paintings (and the doors) from contemporary artists. Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time to explore as they announced they were closing shortly after I entered, but I recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Written 10 October 2022
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