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Basilica del Sacro Cuore di Cristo Re, Rome

Basilica del Sacro Cuore di Cristo Re - Rome, Italy
Basilica del Sacro Cuore di Cristo Re
Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 32, Rome, Italy 00195Map
+39 06 322 3383
Neighborhood: Prati - Clodia - Trionfale - Foro Italico
Overview

The main church in the Vittoria district stands on Viale Mazzini. It is the church of Cristo Re. The modern design by architect Marcello Piacentini was built in 1924; the first thing the observer notices is the dark brown color of the façade which is made entirely of terracotta. The church has two large bell towers on either side. The main façade has three large arches each with an entrance. The center portal is decorated with a sculpture of Cristo Re and inscribed with the phrase Ave Rex Noster (Greetings to Our King) by Arturo Martini. The other two portals are decorated with a heart and a coat of arms with a dove (originally there was an eagle). All the sculptures are in bronze.

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Basilica del Sacro Cuore di Cristo Re General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Lepanto
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