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Sant'Andrea al Quirinale

  • Via del Quirinale 29 Map It
  • Quirinale
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Designed by Bernini, this small church is one of the triumphs of the Roman Baroque period. His son wrote that Bernini considered it his best work and that he used to come here occasionally, just to sit and contemplate. Bernini's simple oval plan, a classic form in Baroque architecture, is given drama and movement by the church's decoration, which carries the story of St. Andrew's martyrdom and ascension into heaven, starting with the painting over the high altar, up past the figure of the saint above, to the angels at the base of the lantern and the dove of the Holy Spirit that awaits on high.

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Via del Quirinale 29, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

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  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/07/2016


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