Little-known due to the overshadowing presence of the nearby Piazza Rotonda in front of the Pantheon, Piazza Maddalena was built in 1628 with the aim of providing the church of Santa Maria della Maddalena with a space for religious ceremonies and processions. The request for the space was granted by Pope Urban VIII and the piazza was paid for privately. When the church was given its facade by Giuseppe Sarti in the 18th Century (the only Rococo facade in Rome), the piazza was the only place from which the elaborate front could be admired.
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