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“Closed for renovations as of August 11, 2013”

Santa Maria in Montesanto
Ranked #335 of 1,514 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: One of the two beautiful twin churches on the southern part of Piazza del Popolo, on Via del Corso in Rome.
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“Closed for renovations as of August 11, 2013”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We went to the Piazza del Popolo for the specific purpose of visiting the Santa Maria in Montesanto, which is famous for its Bernini scultures. Unfortunately, this church was closed for renovations. It has a chain link fence around the entire church.

Visited August 2013
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“Two of a kind. :)”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

This church is almost identical to its twin sister church Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
They both occupy one end of Popolo Square and are a nice to look at (although quite ordinary inside).

Visited April 2012
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“One of the twin churches at Piazza del Popolo”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

When visiting Piazza del Popolo, you can't help but notice two, seemingly identical churches on the southern end of the square, separating Via del Corso. These two churches were designed and constructed around the same time in the late 17th century and they make a nice addition to the general surrounds which can be found on the piazza.

Santa Maria in Montesanto, like its sister (twin) church, Santa Maria dei Miracoli are both attractive from the outside and seem perfectly set in their positions on the southern end of the piazza at the head of Via del Corso. We preferred the exterior of Santa Maria in Montesanto a bit more from up close but liked the bell tower which complimented the dome a bit better for Santa Maria dei Miracoli. The good news is that you can see and photograph both easily from the grounds at Piazza del Popolo due to the large open space you can find here. If you look at the church from the northern end of the square, you can include the obelisk in the picture frame as well.

If you plan to visit the piazza, you may want to pop in for a few minutes to see Santa Maria in Montesanto and/or Santa Maria dei Miracoli, just keep in mind that both are closed during the afternoon. However, if you are a bit short on time, we'd suggest visiting Santa Maria dei Popolo church at the northern end of the piazza instead. This is a much larger and important church with some very nice attractions inside.

Visited February 2012
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