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Santa Maria dell'Anima

#309 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Via di Santa Maria Dell'Anima 64, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6880 1394
12:00 - 00:00
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Beautiful church

This is an excellent example of the amazing surprises you can find behind the nondescript exteriors of neighborhood churches in Rome. After entering this church we realized that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It's all been said before by other equally eloquent,surprised and enthralled reviewers. JUST GO SEE IT AND YOU'LL KNOW WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT. In a city where you can become blase about the sheer number and splendour of Romes myriad of ancient sites this little gem could be overshadowed by its bigger and brighter sentinels but is isn't.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

While this church doesn't have the awe-inspiring size or art-works of the bigger, more famous churches, I actually liked it more. Perhaps that's because of the Dutch and German influence, which sets it apart. Its smaller size feels more intimate. It has a little bit of everything without going over the top on any of them. This includes the tomb... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The church is the church of German-speaking Catholics in Rome. In an interesting history it was plundered by the French after the French revolution and the sacristy was used as a horse-stall. There are many beautiful paintings and sculptures including the the tomb of Pope Hadrian VI and a 1532 re-interpretation of Michelangelo's Pietà by Lorenzetto, one of his contemporaries.... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I love Rome simply because I get the chance to go to mass two to three times a day with the so many churches in the city. I feel blessed that I get to received our dear Lord in Holy mass. I just love the beautiful designs of Rome churches.Amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent example of the amazing surprises you can find behind the nondescript exteriors of neighborhood churches in Rome. After entering this church we realized that there are hundreds of hidden gems throughout the city. My strong recommendation is to enter as many churches as you can, even those with plain exteriors. They are amazing works of art.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Santa Maria dell'Anima (Our Lady of the Soul) is a very colorful and lovely church, the home of German-speaking Catholics in Rome, just a few steps away from Piazza Navona. It is packed full of paintings, funeral monuments, and stained glass. The ceiling and marble work are particularly lovely. Definitely worth a visit if you are at Piazza Navona.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Yes, in Rome are 350+ churches, and this little one can't be compered to the St. Peters, but if you have a few minutes left, don't wait. It's definitely worth it :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

A well maintained church and the German national church of Rome, you can't visit without taking a few photos of the beautiful interior. Just 1 block west of Piazza Navona.

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was born in Utrecht (Netherlands) in 1959. About 200 yards away from the spot where 500 years earlier in 1459 Adrianus Florisz Boeyens was born, who in 1507 became the tutor of the later emperor Charles V, in 1512 his counsellor, and who in 1522 became the first (and so far only) Dutch pope. They say he was so... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

I stopped by this little church on my way to the Brueghal exhibition at Il Choreto del Bramante. Interior of church has dazzling marble and decor - not large so it was a quick and pleasant stop...

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