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Basilica S.Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

#108 of 1,457 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 00100 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful church

For looking the outside, there is not to much. but inside it is a beautiful surprise. Rich and a beautiful collection of art to see or a quick prayer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

For looking the outside, there is not to much. but inside it is a beautiful surprise. Rich and a beautiful collection of art to see or a quick prayer.

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Gdynia, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are definitely some upsides regarding the Basilica S.Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. It is more massive than one would expect. It is a part of the original Roman complex. Its layout is rather interesting. And for me, the facade that is so misleading was the best part. Having said that, there was something missing in the overall picture.... More 

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Walton On Thames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This basilica has a huge interior - deceptive from the outside . Looks quite empty as you enter Peaceful atmosphere - good for calming down after walking mad streets near Termini . Originally this was a Roman bath - but redesigned by Michelangelo when he was 86 .

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a beautiful Basilica. Do not go through without purchasing a guide book sold within the Basilica. You are guided by numbers and given a detailed history of the Basilica and its contents. Only around 5 euros I believe but worth it. The Basilica gives you such a serene feeling that you cant help but sit and say a... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I was so surprised when I walked through the door and saw how large it was! It looks so small and simple on the outside and is magnificent on the inside.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Very interesting church built within a Roman building, so pretty different architecture and style. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I walked past this basilica quite a few times without really noticing it. It's exterior is nothing like the inside and I had no idea it would be so big. It's free, close to the main sights and definitely worth a visit.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Not far from the Termini train station and on top of Via Nazionale, the Basilica (built on top on Roman baths) is rather ordinary looking outside but extraordinary inside. At 86 Michelangelo's created his last masterpiece. Must visit the gardens in the back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A good mix of religion and science. Get there for noon to watch the meridian that runs across the church. Admire the false architecture. Download the official audioguide (£1.88) from your app store and learn about the conversion of a place linked with martyrs, to a wonderful church building. Once you exhaust the sights and sounds here, nip next door... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a hidden landmark in Rome, not as famous as other Basilica in Rome and a little short of history since it was built in 16th century. We just happened to step in since we lived in a nearby hotel. It looks a little shabby from outside, but is amazing when you walk inside. Guess who was the architect?... More 

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