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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

#193 of 1,426 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza della Maddalena 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 0968 99281

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Dazzling Interior!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you happen to wander into Piazza Maddalena, then you must take some time to go into the church with its beautiful Rococo interior. There are so many famous churches and it's easy to miss this one so do yourself a favor and go in and enjoy the ornateness of it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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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 30 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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