Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

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Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri HISTORY

The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) is a large and impressive 16th century church constructed within the remains of the Baths of Diocletian and masterminded by renowned renaissance artist Michelangelo.

Though centuries had passed since the fall of the Roman Empire, the massive Baths of Diocletian were still standing in the 16th century. Taking advantage of the huge structural shell, the new Christian basilica was built inside the great hall and frigidarium. It was to be the last great work of Michelangelo, who began the project in 1563 but died in 1564, before its completion by Jacopo Lo Duca, a pupil of Michelangelo’s.

One notable feature of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri is the meridian line built into its floor and gaps in the ceiling used to measure the passage of the stars.

The sheer scale of the build is not only impressive in its own right, but also gives a good indication of the size of the original baths, of which this is only one part. Those looking to find a more unaltered view of the original baths should visit the nearby Aula Ottagona.

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

The nearest metro station is Republicca (line A).

LOCAL AMENITIES

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Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri is open daily 7am-6.30pm (7.30pm Sundays).

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs
Country: Italy
Sub-Region: Southern Europe
Date: 1600AD - 1699AD
City/Town: Rome
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Resorts: Rome,

CONTACT DETAILS

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri ADDRESS

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Piazza della Repubblica, Roma

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri PHONE NUMBER

+39 06 488 0812

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri EMAIL

Form on Official Site

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France Lacoursiere
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