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Chiesa di San Girolamo Della Carità, Rome

Chiesa di San Girolamo Della Carità - Rome, Italy
Chiesa di San Girolamo Della Carità
Via Monserrato 62, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 687 9786
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

The Arciconfraternita della Carità ("Archbrotherhood of Charity") occupied the premises of this church from the first half of the 16th Century onwards and had it rebuilt in 1660. The church, with its very beautiful paneled wood, is known for the Capella Spada, a masterpiece of Borromini's, decorated with multicolored marbles that simulate tapestries. The same intention is behind the black marble flowers on the floor, and the balustrade, which is made of jasper but looks like hanging cloth, supported by two marble angels. The wooden wing of one of the angels can be turned to give access to the altar. The Cappella Antamoro, rich in stuccoes and consecrated to San Filippo Neri, is the only example in Rome of the work of the Piedmontese architect Filippo Juvarra. By crossing the sacristy, it is possible to visit the rooms where the saint used to live.

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  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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