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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea al Quirinale

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Address: Via del Viminale 29, 00184 Rome, Italy
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A MUST SEE when in Rome!

Specially for art and architecture lovers. This little church, a short walk from the Quattro Fontane, and across Palazzo Quirinale, is a jewel. (Free, check opening hrs., not... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Specially for art and architecture lovers. This little church, a short walk from the Quattro Fontane, and across Palazzo Quirinale, is a jewel. (Free, check opening hrs., not handicap accessible) The masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and considered the top expression of Barroque in Rome, is often overlooked. We went to a service there, so planned enough time before for... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I have been to Rome about 10 times in the past 20 years and have gone to the Fountain of Montecavallo on the Quirinal Hill almost every time, but this was the first time we ever went to Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale. The church is not difficult to find; it’s only a few yards northeast of... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This comparatively small church is Gianlorenzo Bernini's contribution to the collection of Jesuit Baroque churches in Rome. It was commissioned at the height of the Baroque period as a church for the Society's novices. Bernini was sixty at the time and considered this his only perfect design. He came here to hear Mass in his old age. He did not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Bernini's church, Sant'Andrea, is just up the street from Borromini's San Carlino, and well worth figuring out the timing to see both. Check their hours, which are a bit different. Often overlooked, this oval, centralized plan church was Bernini's favorite; he would come here to pray.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The small church, which was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1658, is located across the street from one of the entrances of the Quirinale Palace, the residence of the President of the Italian Republic. A short staircase and two ionic columns greet the visitor, who entering faces the main altar and four chapels, two at his/her right and two... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This church illustrates the plight of refugees, roughly 800,000 in Italy. The ceiling is magnificent, gold in color, intricate in design. Although the side altars are filled with wonderful art work, most of the descriptions are in Italian alone, but still impressive for the art lover. Be sure to read the information concerning the many refugees in recent history.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

My visit here coincided with that of a middle-aged priest in full robes who spoke English with an American accent, and with him four or five young people listening to his comments on the importance of the church. Tagging along helped me to better appreciate the church! It was designed by Bernini, and apparently he sat in it daily and... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Church is small, yet very beautiful and moving. Not crowded at all. We walked down from the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. Note mid-day closing times for both churches.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This church is so gorgeous. We found it walking down the hill after seeing St. Teresa in Ecstasy. Oval in shape with the martyrdom of St. Matthew painted over the altar. Then a sculpture of St. Matthew ascending to heaven near the ceiling. I found this very moving and found this little church to be one of my very favoritism... More 

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

One on the places you come across and feel their beauty. Not crowded, this masterpiece of baroque architecture is worth visiting during a walking tour.

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