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Chiesa Nuova o Santa Maria in Vallicella, Rome

Chiesa Nuova o Santa Maria in Vallicella - Rome, Italy
Chiesa Nuova o Santa Maria in Vallicella
Via del Governo Vecchio 134, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 687 5289
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

This church has had two names ever since San Filippo Neri gained pope Gregorio XIII's permission to rebuild a new church on the same site as the medieval Santa Maria in Vallicella. Work started towards the end of the 16th Century and the finer details, such as the façade, were finished nearly 100 years later. Great artists have contributed to the adornments, including Borromini with his Oratory, and Pietro Da Cortona's frescoes in the vault, dome and apse. The chapels are an art-lover's paradise with masterpieces by Rubens, Carlo Saraceni, Barocci and others. Chiesa Nuova o Santa Maria in Vallicella is  dedicated to San Filippo Neri is covered in valuable marble, semi-precious stones and mother-of-pearl. Neri's relics rest beneath the altar. The interior of the church was decorated only after Neri's death, according to his wishes.

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Chiesa Nuova o Santa Maria in Vallicella General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 04:30 AM to 07:15 PM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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