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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
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Reviewed 17 March 2019

Rome is full of churches. So why is this one so special? Many reasons. It was built in the ruins of a roman bath. It was designed by Michelangelo. It has a gorgeous stained glass dome in the entryway made to look like the heavens. It has a giant pendulum. It has a solar calendar built into the floor (the Meridian) with exquisite astrological art. There's a big statue of Galileo in the back. (Oh, and there's beautiful artwork too). For a science geek like me, it was amazing. It wasn't crowded, either.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 March 2019

this place looks like a ruin from the outside but its been used by the monarchy of italy to get married . Its phenomenal inside . we walked past it three times and never went in but got it recommended and it was amazing .... glad we got to see it

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2019

This church is fascinating for two reasons, firstly it was built on the ruins of Diocletian's Roman Baths; secondly it was designed by Michelangelo. Although the church is huge, it only occupies the central hall of the Roman Baths (the frigidarium - cold plunge room). This is the only place in the city that provides such a clear idea of just how vast were public baths in ancient Rome. As well as the thought provoking contrast between the ancient and medieval buildings, the church is a delight in its style, architecture and decoration.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2019

Be surprised by what lies behind the exterior and come inside to this treasure of history, art, astronomy, science and humanity. You will be happy to spend time within these remarkable walls of time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 February 2019

there is nothing special from the outside but as soon as you walk in the wow factor really hits you i think its the largest Church i have ever entered this is a must on places to visit when in rome

Date of experience: February 2019
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