Religious Sites in Rome

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Religious Sites in Rome

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Basilica di San Pietro
The world's largest church, built over the tomb of St. Peter...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
Cappella Sistina
In 1508, the redoubtable Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
Capuchin Crypt
Not for the easily spooked, the crypt under the Church of Santa...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
Domine Quo Vadis?
Domine Quo Vadis? This church was built on the spot where tradition...
Religious Sites The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica
 
Il Gesù
The mother church of the Jesuits in Rome is the prototype of...
Religious Sites Campo
 
Oratorio dei Filippini
Housed in a baroque masterwork by Borromini, this former religious...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Pantheon
One of the wonders of the ancient world, this onetime pagan temple...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Portico d'Ottavia
Looming over the Ghetto district, this huge porticoed enclosure...
Religious Sites Ghetto
 
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Sometimes identified by the diminutive San Carlino because of...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
San Clemente
One of the most impressive archaeological sites in Rome, San...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
San Francesco a Ripa
Near Trastevere's southern end, this Baroque church attached...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
Imbued with the supreme grace of the Florentine Renaissance...
Religious Sites Campo
 
San Giovanni in Laterano
The official cathedral of Rome, it's actually San Giovanni in...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
San Gregorio Magno
Set amid the greenery of the Celian Hill, this church wears its...
Religious Sites Celio
 
San Paolo fuori le Mura
For all its dreary location and dull exterior (19th-century British...
Religious Sites Testaccio
 
San Pietro in Montorio
Built partly on command of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain in...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
San Pietro in Vincoli
Michelangelo's Moses, carved in the early 16th century for the...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
San Saba
Formerly a monastery founded by monks of the order of San Saba...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Sant'Agostino
Caravaggio's celebrated Madonna of the Pilgrims—which scandalized...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Designed by Bernini, this is an architectural gem of the Baroque...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
Sant'Andrea della Valle
Topped by the highest dome in Rome (designed by Maderno) after...
Religious Sites Campo
 
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Copies have replaced Bernini's original angels on the Ponte Sant'Angelo...
Religious Sites Spagna
 
Sant'Ignazio
Rome's largest Jesuit church, this 17th-century landmark harbors...
Religious Sites Corso and Spagna
 
Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
The main facade of this eccentric Baroque church, probably Borromini's...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
The basilica commemorates the aristocratic St. Cecilia, patron...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Francesca Romana
This church, a 10th-century edifice with a Renaissance facade...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Santa Maria Antiqua
The earliest Christian site in the Forum was originally part...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
The curving brick facade on the northeast side of Piazza della...
Religious Sites Repubblica
 
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
A twin to Santa Maria in Montesanto, this church was built in...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria del Popolo
Standing inconspicuously in a corner of the vast Piazza del Popolo...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Like the church of Santa Susanna across Piazza San Bernardo...
Religious Sites Repubblica
 
Santa Maria di Aracoeli
Sitting atop its 124 steps—"the grandest loafing place of mankind,"...
Religious Sites Campidoglio
 
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Though this is one of Rome's oldest churches, with a haunting...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Santa Maria in Montesanto
One of the two bookend churches on the eastern side of Piazza...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Originally built sometime before the 4th century, this is certainly...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Maria in Vallicella/Chiesa Nuova
This church, also known as Chiesa Nuova (New Church), was built...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Maria Maggiore
The exterior of the church, from the broad sweep of steps on...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Santa Prassede
This small, inconspicuous 9th-century church is known above all...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Santa Pudenziana
Outside of Ravenna, Rome has some of the most opulent mosaics...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Santa Sabina
This Early Christian basilica demonstrates the severe—but lovely—simplicity...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Home to one of the most striking Early Christian mosaics in the...
Religious Sites Imperial Forums
 
Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Perched up the incline of the Clivus di Scauro—a magical time-machine...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Santi Quattro Coronati
One of those evocative cul-de-sacs in Rome where history seems...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Santo Stefano Rotondo
This 5th-century church likely was inspired by the design of...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Scala Santa
According to tradition, the Scala Santa was the staircase from...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Sinagoga
This aluminum-roof synagogue has been the city's largest Jewish...
Religious Sites Ghetto
 
Tempio della Fortuna Virilis
A picture-perfect, if dollhouse-size, Roman temple, this rectangular...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Tempio di Antonino e Faustina
Erected by the Senate in honor of Faustina, deified wife of emperor...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Cesare
Built by Augustus, Caesar's successor, the temple stands over...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Venere e Roma
Once Rome's largest and possibly cleverest temple (it was dedicated...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Vespasiano
All that remains of Vespasian's temple are three graceful Corinthian...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Vesta
Long called the Temple of Vesta because of its similarity in...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Trinità dei Monti
Standing high above the Spanish Steps, this 16th-century church...
Religious Sites Spagna
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