Churches in Rome

Churches in Rome, Rome, Italy (B)

The churches in Rome are beautiful historic places, some of them built over ancient temples. Most of them are large and imposing, but there are also some small, intimate constructions, too. And, despite having this list of 45 churches in Rome, I only covered the most interesting and/or most famous ones on this page of the Rome travel guide.

- visiting information including opening times, ticket prices, address and map location, telephone if available, and details on how to get there using public transport.

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, the cathedral of the diocese in Rome was founded by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century. Until 1309, this was the main papal residence and the popes were actually crowned here up until the 19th century.

The renovation from the 1650s explains the Bombastic baroque style that is still present today. You can notice it both in the gestures and in the attitudes of the oversized saints.

Not far from here, there is a construction called Scala Santa. Brought from Jerusalem by Hellen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, these stairs are said to be the ones where Jesus was convicted. Nowadays, believers climb the Scala Santa on their knees while they ardently pray. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Churches in Rome
Guide Location: Italy » Rome
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mirela Letailleur
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Archbasilica of Saint John in Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano)
  • Scala Santa
  • Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere)
  • Basilica of Saint Andrew of the Valley (Basilica di Sant’Andrea della Valle)
  • Basilica of Saint Cecilia in Trastevere (Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere)
  • Basilica of Saint Clement (Basilica di San Clemente)
  • Basilica of Saint Chrysogonus (Basilica di San Crisogono)
  • Basilica of Saint Mary above Minerva (Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva)
  • Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin (Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin)
  • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Altar of Heaven (Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli)
  • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri)
  • Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains (Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli)
  • Basilica of Saint Praxedes (Basilica di Santa Prassede)
  • Basilica of Saint Sabina (Basilica di Santa Sabina)
  • Basilica of Saint Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill (Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio)
  • Basilica of Saints Ambrose and Charles at Corso (Basilica dei Santi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso)
  • Basilica of Saints John and Paul on the Celian Hill (Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio)
  • Basilica of Sant’Agostino in Campo Marzio (Basilica di Sant’Agostino in Campo Marzio)
  • Church of Miracles (Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli)
  • Church of Sant Agnes in Agone (Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone)
  • Church of Saint Andrew at the Quirinal (Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale)
  • Church of Saint Anthony of the Portuguese (Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio dei Portoghesi)
  • Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains (Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane)
  • Church of Saint Francis at Ripa Grande (Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa Grande)
  • Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Chiesa di Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola)
  • Church of Saint Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi)
  • Church of Saint Mary in Montesanto (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Montesanto)
  • Church of Saint Mary in Via Lata (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata)
  • Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena)
  • Church of Saint Mary of Peace (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace)
  • Church of Saint Mary of Victory (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria)
  • Church of Saint Peter in Montorio (Chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio)
  • Church of Saint Salvatore at the Laurels (Chiesa di San Salvatore in Lauro)
  • Church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza (Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza)
  • Church of Santa Maria dell’Anima (Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima)
  • Church of Santa Maria della Scala (Convento di Santa Maria della Scala)
  • Church of Jesus (Chiesa del Gesù)
  • Church of the Holy Apostles (Basilica dei Santi Apostoli or Basilica dei Santi Dodici Apostoli)
  • Church of the Trinity of the Mounts (Santissima Trinità dei Monti)
  • Minor Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Lucina (Basilica Parrochiale San Lorenzo in Lucina)
  • Minor Basilica of Saint Saba (Chiesa di San Saba)
  • Orthodox Church of Saint Theodore at the Palatine Hill (Chiesa Ortodossa di San Teodoro al Palatino)
  • Pantheon
  • Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore)
  • Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura)
  • Parish Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo (Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo)
  • Crypta Balbi in the National Roman Museum
  • Piazza Sant’Eustachio

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