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Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Santa Maria della Vittoria - Rome, Italy
Santa Maria della Vittoria
via 20 Settembre 17, Rome, Italy 00187Map
+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

This baroque church was built by the architect Carlo Maderno at the beginning of the 17th Century. It was originally named after St Paul the apostle, but after The Adoration of the Infant was brought here, spoil from the victory of the Catholic armies over the Protestants at Prague, it was renamed Santa Maria della Vittoria.The church is noteworthy for one of the most beautiful works of Bernini, The Ectasy of St Teresa, to be found in the Capella Cornaro. Other important works include three paintings by Domenichino, the artist's last works in Rome. The interior decor of the church is typically baroque with very refined stucco, friezes and marble. The sacristy conserves some relics of the battle of Prague, in addition to those of the Christian armies who fought against the Turks.

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Santa Maria della Vittoria General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Repubblica Teatro dell'Opera
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