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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

#215 of 1,325 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza della Maddalena 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0968 99281

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We stumbled upon Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, (Church of Mary Magdalene), when walking to Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola. The church started as a small chapel built 1320... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, (Church of Mary Magdalene), when walking to Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola. The church started as a small chapel built 1320, then in 1586 the church with adjoining hospital was assigned to Camillus de Lellis, founder of the Camillians, who cared for the wounded and sick. Reconstruction on the church started... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We just about missed this church on our way to the Pantheon. So serene and very beautiful. We spent more time in this chapel than we did at the Pantheon. Simply Stunning.

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Goodshaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

In contrast to the pantheon a couple of streets away, this church is the most breathtakingly beautiful and serene place. Please go, don't spoil the silence and make sure you donate!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Admire the 3 works of Caravaggio dedicated to St Matthew - in the chapel left of the altar. This is way better than an overcrowded museum ! You can marvel at Caravaggio's famous clair-obscur technique and see the paintings at the location where they were destined for.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This baroque era church is very easy to overlook because of it's simple exterior and proximity to the Pantheon. While currently going through some interior renovation, the marble of various colors makes the interior artwork that much more impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

When heading for Pantheon, don't miss this beautiful baroque church - it's just 100m away. It was completed in 1699 - it took 70 years to complete it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Walk away from the Pantheon over the Piazza Rotonda beyond the fountain and the next small square - Piazza Maddalena - houses a beautiful small baroque church that isn't in many of the guide books. But it is a perfect example of a small local church in the baroque style. Bizarrely it has a local hero - albeit one resembling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place and art work is so inspirational. We didn't do the bus tours and hopped cabs near to the bigger attractions and then walked. About 10 euros per hop will get you just about anywhere. We hopped 3 cabs for 30 euros and saw a lot. We walked back to the pantheon. Next time with a little planning I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We accidentally came across this beautiful late Baroque church close to Piazza Navona and it was a total surprise. The front facade has a concave design inspired by Borromini which is more impressive than the typical Baroque churches of Rome. The interior is full of stunning Baroque motifs and beautiful ceiling frescoes even though it was probably not created by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Accidentally found this church a few years ago by just wondering the streets. From a mostest looking outside it becomes something very special on the inside. One is just in awe when you walk in as it opens up to really high ceilings and you get a sense of grandeur. Amazing artwork, detailed statures, and celling work adorn every square... More 

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