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“Sanctuary”

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
Ranked #121 of 2 014 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Walking up from the Pantheon we saw the beautiful facade of this apparently small church and were drawn through the open door. The interior was spectacular and gave a feeling of serenity and tranquility. Time to reflect, time to appreciate the art. Worth stopping in.

Thank ZanderAustralia
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"beautiful church"
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"mary magdalene"
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"late baroque"
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"baroque style"
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"facade"
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"organ"
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"pantheon"
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"paintings"
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"crucifix"
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"ceiling"
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

For years we just passed by on our way to gelato....now we stop in to admire and give thanks every time we are there. As another has said, it has a dazzling interior!

Thank Loves2Travel222
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A unique style for Rome churches the Rococo facade is recognizable. The interior is also stylish with other architectural features. Only about 20 steps from Piazza Rotonda.

Thank Kciff
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Not far from The Pantheon, you will find this interesting church. It is unusual because of its curved façade which was completed in 1735. Again, tourists do not flock to see this church. While most of the churches in Rome are dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, this church is dedicated to Mary Magdalene. You will be dazzled by the interior – it is decorated with marble, gilt stucco and stunning frescoes. In the chapel in the right transept is a miraculous crucifix that is said to have spoken to St Camillus de Lellis. In the third chapel on the right side of the nave are the remains of St Camillus de Lellis. He lived in the adjacent monastery and died here in 1614. His rooms can be visited by asking the sacristan. One of these rooms has been transformed into a chapel and contains the relic of his heart. Make sure you turn around and look at the organ in the rear of the church – it is spectacular.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Soooo beautiful! The art inside is unbelievable. And the body of Saint Camillus is worth a look. My daughter said this was her favorite church of our entire visit to Rome, even more so than St. Peter's. Church closes promptly at 1 for a lunch break, as do most Italian cathedrals.

Thank Kyle P
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