"Church/ Chiesa di S.Andrea al Quirinale" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 30th April 2011
The church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale is a masterpiece by G.L.Bernini, who erected it in 1658-1671 in collaboration with his pupil M.De Rossi, on the site of older church dedicated to the same saint. The new construction was ordered by cardinal Camillo Pamphili, who destined the church and adjoining convent to the Novitiate of Jesuits, which supplied two architects with the bread from its bakery, as the only compensation for their work.
The church is preceded by an elegant portico. The interior, with columns, pilasters, frames in pink and gray marble, gilded and stucco decorations, has an elliptical form. The fine 17th century altarpieces include works by Baciccia, Borgognone and G.Brandi. The high altarpiece is surmounted by a splendid group of angels and cherubim sculptured by A.Raggi. On the left of the high altar is an altarpiece by C.Maratta.
A very elegant curvilinear protirus with two columns, burdened by a coat of arms, precedes the simple façade with a single order, framed by pilaster strips and crowned by a tympanum. The interior, splendid for marbles, gilts and stuccoes, with an elliptical plan with the transversal major axis, is a masterpiece of architectural, decorative and pictorial harmony. The apse is preceded by two couples of columns surmounted by a concave pediment, which follows the curve of the dome and includes a big statue of Sant'Andrea, by Raggi.
In the convent are the rooms of St Stanislaw Kostka, where he died in 1568 and where the beautiful statue of the saint, by P.Legros the Younger (1703), is preserved together with the monument of Jesuit Emmanuel IV of Savoy.
Church/ Chiesa di S.Andrea al Quirinale
Via del Quirinale, 29
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di S.Andrea al Quirinale is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "90"
Hours: Open 08:30am-12:00pm 03:30pm-07:00pm., Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm 04:00pm-07:00pm
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