Basilica Del Sacro Cuore Di Gesù

Basilica Del Sacro Cuore Di Gesù

Basilica Del Sacro Cuore Di Gesù
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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
  • Termini • 4 min walk
  • Castro Pretorio • 7 min walk
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John A Carter
Lower Sackville, Canada5,225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Beautiful church but still in use today. Had morning mass on Friday. I’m assuming you have morning masses as well other days
Written 22 March 2024
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,227 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This basilica is just a stone’s throw from Termini train station, and its large bell tower, topped by a gilded, golden statue of Christ, leads you to it. The church dates from the late 1800’s; the bell tower is a more modern addition. The interior is richly decorated and has a lovely carved wooden ceiling. It was very peaceful this afternoon, with just a few people praying.
Written 16 May 2023
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dapper777
Monaco62,722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
The works for the construction of the church began in 1870 by the will of Pope Pius IX but the events of that year (namely the end of the Papal Kingdom and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy) blocked them.
Only for the help, support and pressure by St. John Bosco in 1879 the works were resumed by the architect Francesco Vespignani and therefore Pope Leo XIII entrusted the new church to Don Bosco and to the order he had founded, the Salesians.
The consecration of the church took place in 1887 and it was St. John Bosco himself who celebrated the first Mass there on May 16.
The initial project was modified, the church was lengthened by 30 meters.
The neo-Renaissance façade is in travertine and is surmounted by a bell tower on which rests the statue of the Redeemer in gilded copper.
The interior, with three naves with granite columns and a transept with a dome, is completely covered with marble, stucco, gilding and paintings: Virginio Monti is the author of the paintings in the carved wooden ceilings, in the dome and in the cupolas while Cesare Caroselli painted the pendentives, arches and walls.
The three main altars are composed of seventeenth-century elements from demolished churches.
A few meters from Termini Station, it is a beautiful church, an evocative place, with its very high bell tower visible from all corners of the Piazza dei Cinquecento, and full of great spirituality and mysticism.
Written 31 August 2020
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coentje39
Santa Ponsa, Spain146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Getting on the city bus we've seen it every day, but did not go in. On our last day we've decided to do this and we're not dissapointed. A wonderfull church inside and outside the huge golden statue claims attention
Written 25 November 2019
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Santorin3
Guangzhou, China469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Wonderful and unique building with a golden Statue of Christ, within easy walking distance of Termini Station. Church is famous for its association with Don Bosco. Lovely interior, not ornate but quite inspiring for worshippers.
Written 16 October 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Very close to the central train station except you need to walk around the NH Hotel to get there so takes a few minutes. Well worth it!
Written 23 September 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypool, UK2,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We were staying at the Hotel Quirinale and came in via the Termini station. We then used the hop on hop off bus to tour around
This church is beautiful and has an amazing golden statue that you can see from a great distance away.
Worth a visit.
Written 31 August 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
As we were staying in Hotel Archimede we were only a couple of minutes walk from this beautiful old church.
Basilica Del Sacro Cuore Di Gesu is quite an old church that has stood here since 1887 and has one of the highest bell towers in Rome.
The church easily dominates this part of town and looks amazing .
The church is huge with a stunning interior,the stained glass windows look awesome as does the artwork around the walls but to me the golden figure of Christ atop the bell tower is what makes this church such a fantastic place to visit.
Very easy to locate on Via Marsala facing Termini train station.
Well worth checking out.
Written 31 May 2017
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Ricmar60
Lansdale, PA1,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This church is right across from the main train station. The paintings and frescoes throughout the church are really amazing. If you are in the area, try to visit, it's free.
Written 31 October 2016
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Tommyvdw
Boom, Belgium339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
I was just wandering around when I found the basilica dscd, I entered and was amazed by its beautiful paintings and general quite atmosphere
Written 1 November 2015
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