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“Nice Baroque Church”

Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Chiesa di St. Agnese in Agone is a nice baroque church located at Piazza Navona. It is right in front of the Statue of Four Rivers. It is an impressive structure both view from outside and internally. Recommended.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone is a baroque church and 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.
It is the resting place of Pope Innocent X and Saint Agnes in Agone. Agone here does not mean agony but the Roman games played in 1 AD. 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.
Rome has 500 churches; this is one of the best. The artwork inside is lovely, and though it is not on anyone’s upper echelon of things to see, it is free and can be visited quickly. It is a great place to escape the weather on cold or hot days.
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. The construction started in 1652 where it is suppose that Saint Agnes was martyred.
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.
We were told that this church is inspired by the design of Saint Peters Basilica. It has 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.
When you get in you can admire a picture of the paintings of the dome, and inside the decoration is completely in different types of marble.
Inside the church is calm and relaxing, but with imposing architecture, it's a must see in the piazza.
This church (facade) adds to the beauty, of the square. However, the interior is absolutely stunning, we spent a good hour just walking around to get a true appreciation of the art.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The church is located on the western side of the Piazza Navona, next to Fontana dei Fiumi. Church represents Baroque style and was built in 17th century. Design has been created by four architects, getting fired and re-hired. It took several decades to complete the church.
Name of the church is not related to agony of a martyr, but to Greek word games, meaning that originally this square was a competition arena.

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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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