The Most Magnificent Churches In Rome Italy
There are many beautiful churches in Rome to see. We've listed some of the "must see" churches while visiting the Eternal City. The arcetecture and design of the Churches are absolutly astonishing.
Many of the churches were designed by Bernini and painted by Michelangelo. The most amazing Sanctuaries we've ever seen.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Is a huge sanctuary of the Christian religion. Its façade is 45 meters high, and its massive dome is 136 meters. St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world, it overlooks the square that carries the same name that was designed by Bernini and which is surrounded by a colonnade.
Grandeur and majesty: this is the sensation that one gets walking up Via della Conciliazione towards Piazza San Pietro. One of the most important works of art inside is the “Pietà” sculpture by Michelangelo, that was created between 1498 and 1500.
This chapel owes its name to Sixtus IV, the Pope who commissioned the building of the chapel at the end of the 14th century. The famous churches in Rome were decorated by famous 15th century painters such as Botticelli and il Ghirlandaio.
Later, in the 16th century, Michelangelo was called upon to paint all the frescoes on the chapel’s vaulted ceiling: about 1000 square meters. He painted frescoes representing stories from the Bible such as the amazing Universal Judgment, which caused a scandal because of the nudity of about four hundred people in it, and the Creation of Mankind.
San Giovanni in Laterano
This is the Cathedral of Rome, the most important church after St. Peter’s. The first church was built in 314, when the Emperor Constantine gave the land to the Pope. The current building complex is made up of the Church, the Baptistery, Palazzo Lateranense, the Scala Santa and the Hospital of San Giovanni.
San Paolo fuori le mura
This church is in Via Ostiense and was founded in 330. It was only finished, however, in the 5th century. The Church was built on the wishes of Constantine, who wished to commemorate the Deacon Lorenzo, who became a martyr together with Pope Sixtus II in the middle of the 3rd century, with a magnificent tomb.
Santa Maria Maggiore
This church stands on the Esquilino hill and is the first Roman church to be named after the Holy Virgin. Its bell tower is the highest in Rome. There is a story that this was the site where fragments of wood from Jesus’ crib were kept. For this reason, the church was called Santa Maria ad Praesepe for a certain period of time.