Sant'Agnese in Agone - Rome

The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone was commissioned by Pope Innocent X Pamphili in the 17th century and built on the Piazza Navona by Carlo Rainaldi and most notably Francesco Borromini. The church was built on the very spot of the martyrdom of the Saint and over the remains of a medieval chapel and the Circus of Domitian whose layout dictated the form of the present Piazza Navona. The church is in a Greek cross plan however it is famous above all for the façade designed by Borromini. This is crowned with a superb dome emphasised by its concave volumes and flanked by two elegant belfries which each contain a clock. Inside there are seven altars and works by Gaulli, Guidi and Piero Campi. The gilded stuccowork, precious marbles and spectacular tableaux of sculpted low reliefs which crown the altars provide a lovely example of Baroque religious architecture.


Daily from 9 am - 12 midday and again from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Address : Piazza Navona, Via SantaMaria dell’Anima, 30/A 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Barbeni: Ligne A - Station: Colosseo: Ligne B

Bus : Bus:70, 492

Phone : +39 668192134

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