Oratory of the Most Holy Crucifix - Rome


The Oratory of the Very Holy Crucifix is next door to the Church of San Marcello al Corso. It was built as a place of meeting and prayer for the Brotherhood of the Holy Crucifix, which included some of the richest men in Rome such as Cardinals Ranuccio and Alessandro Farnese, nephews of the Pope who were devoted to the veneration of the Crucifix in the neighbouring church. The building is the work of Giacomo Della Porta and dates from the mid 16th century. Its interior decor, which recalls the triumph of the Cross, is Mannerist in style and is the work of the most celebrated artists of the time such as Cesare Nebbia and Cristoforo Roncalli. The Oratory was also used for musical concerts particularly in the 17th century. It was used for the composition of 15 oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi and Emilio de' Cavalieri.


Address : Via Cavallini Pietro 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Spagna-Station: Barberini: train A.

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