"Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria di Montesanto (Santa Maria in Montesanto), Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
The church was built in 1662-1679 on the site of the other church, which belonged to Carmelites from Monte Santo in Sicily. It has an elliptical plan with three chapels on each side and a dome. On the high altar is a painting of Vergine di Montesanto (15th century). In presbytery are bronze busts of Alexander VII, Clement IX, Clement X and Innocent XII, all by Girolamo Lucenti. The vault of sacristy is frescoes by Baciccia. The facade was modified by G.L.Bernini and C.Fontana in 1671-1678, after C.Rainaldi. The convent construction was erected by G.Theodoli. At present the church is entrusted to the Community of "Messa degli Artisti", which enriched it by the works of modern art.
In the sacristy are exhibitions, many of which have a sacred theme. Concerts of sacred music take place in the Basilica.
Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria di Montesanto (Santa Maria in Montesanto)
Via del Babuino, 197, Piazza del Popolo,
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria di Montesanto (Santa Maria in Montesanto) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "7"
Subway: Fermata Flaminio (260 m NW), Spagna (724 m SE) - Metro Underground line: A
Bus 88 - 95 - 117 - 119 - 490 - 495 - 628 - 926 - 204
Telephone: 0039 06 3610594
Web site: www.chiesadegliartisti.it