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“Nice church at Piazza Navona”

Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone
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Piazza Navona Underground: Stadium of Domitian...
Ranked #91 of 2,024 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This baroque church - Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone is located at Piazza Navona, just next to the statue of the four rivers. It is designed and commissioned by Borromini, rival of Bernini who designed the fountain. Unfortunately it was closed for visitors.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Rome has 500 churches; this is one of the best. We toured it when it was open Thursday evening just before Easter. It is beautiful and well worth visiting. You can also take in one of Rome's most beautiful Piazzas, Piazza Navona, which is huge and busy all day long.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Our tour ended in Piazza Navona, so we just happened to walk into this church. We were struck by the beautiful dome and sculptures. It was nice to see St. Francesca Romana, founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary, who was baptized in this church.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Another fantastic church with impressive
Decor that is worth popping into. Much likr
Many of the other churches we came across, we popped in to light and candle and reflect before movinng on.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This beautiful Baroque church is located bang opposite the Fountain of Four Rivers in Piazza Navona. It is the resting place of Pope Innocent X and Saint Agnese in Agone. Agone here does not mean agony but the Roman games played in 1 AD in this ancient stadium area (reminding us of the Hippodrome area of Istanbul). It was constructed approximately at the same time in 1650s as the Fountain. The residential palace of Pope Innocent X the Palace Pamphili was next door making it an extension of his palace. The guide mentioned that this church is inspired by the design of Saint Peters Basilica. The church was not open to visitors when we visited but it is said to have an ornate main altar, beautiful frescoes, tomb of Pope Innocent X on right and also a shrine for Saint Agnes with her skull encased in a marble sculpture. The guide shared an anecdote that the builders of this Church and the Fountain were rivals so the maker of the Fountain (Bernini) made one of the statue (representing Nile) with covered eyes indicating fear that this structure designed by his competitor (Borromini) could crumble on him ! With this funny anecdote we moved ahead on our sightseeing of Romantic Rome !

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