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Chiesa di Sant'Atanasio, Rome

Chiesa di Sant'Atanasio - Rome, Italy
Chiesa di Sant'Atanasio
Via del Babuino 149, Rome, Italy 00187Map
+39 06 324 4903
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

The Chiesa di Sant'Atanasio is located near Via del Babuino, where one of Rome's most famous talking statues, the Babuino, is to be found. Sant'Atanasio is celebrated on May 2, and on this day the services take place following Greek ritual. The church dates back to the 16th century and is the work of the architect Giacomo Della Porta. The fa├žade, decorated with tympanums, pilaster strips, and niches, is made entirely of red bricks and is made up of two large, domed bell towers. It also bears inscriptions in Latin and Greek. The church's interior contains various valuable paintings, including a work attributed to Cavalier d'Arpino in the apse and a painting by Trabaldesi in the side chapel on the right.

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Chiesa di Sant'Atanasio General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Flaminio
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