"Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 3rd May 2011
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti was built in the 5th century and was decorated with the mosaics in 460 by Eastern Roman consul Flavius Ricimerus. During the domination of the Goths, the church was a center of the Arian cult in Rome. In 593 it was re-consecrated by St Gregory I Magno. It was restored and reconstructed several times until 1633, when cardinal Francesco Barberini ordered its complete rearrangement, but with the respect to its original plan. The facade was rebuilt in the 18th century. Inside is a nave and two aisles divided by 16 granite columns forming six arches. In the apse is a well-preserved 13th century Cosmatesque tabernacle. A part of the ancient walls could still be visible from the outside on the right of the apse.
The façade, with a porch in the lower order, is by Francesco Ferrari (C.XVIII); it is preceded by an arcaded court, under whose arches one finds a little lapidary museum. The interior, with three naves on sixteen antique columns, evidently presents the C.V’s structure. The nicest part of the church is the courtyard, built during C. XVIII around a well covered with ivy.
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti
Via Mazzarino, 16
00184, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "100"
Hours: Every day 7.00am-9.00am 4.00pm-7.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-12.00am 4.00pm-6.00pm, Sunday 10:00am-12:00am 4.00pm-6.00pm. Masses: Holidays 9.30am
weekdays 7.20am 6.30pm. During the Mass is not allowed to visit the Church.