The original project was for two twin churches, but during the construction various necessary modifications were made. The architect, Carlo Rainaldi, finished the construction of Santa Maria di Montesanto in 1675 and began work on the neighboring Santa Maria dei Miracoli, completing it in 1681. The domes were restored in the early 19th Century and covered in slate tiles, an unusual technique in Rome, giving the domes a smoky color which can be seen from the terrace of Pincio. Santa Maria di Montesanto is known as "The church of the artists" because of its proximity to Via Margutta & via del Babuino, making it a common venue for the funerals of artists, film directors and literati. Both churches present the visitor with works of illustrious artists, such Baciccia, Carlo Maratta and Antonio Raggi, a pupil of Bernini's, responsible for the allegorical stuccoes.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Monday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM, Sunday from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Sunday from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Flaminio