Church Saint Bridget (Chiesa di Santa Brigida)

"Church Saint Bridget (Chiesa di Santa Brigida)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 3rd June 2011

The Chiesa di Santa Brigida (Church Saint Bridget) was built by Boniface IX in the 14th century on the site of the houses of the Papazzurri family, where Brigitta Persson of Sweden stayed during her sojourn in Rome in the 14th century. The church was rebuilt by Clement XI in the beginning of the 18th century. Till the Lutheran Reformation it housed the Swedish Hospice.

Church Saint Bridget (Chiesa di Santa Brigida), Rome
The church and the home for the needy were restored many times, but the main works were finally made in the beginning early C.XVIIIof the eighteenth century. The facade presents a portal surrounded by two Corinthian columns. On top of the gable stand the statues of S. Brigida and her daughter S. Caterina. The interior has a single nave with two lateral altars. The barrel shaped vault was built in 1709 by Biagio Puccini, who also made the paintings, which decorate the lateral walls (1705). In the home next to the church one can visit therooms, where S.Brigida and her daughter S.Caterina from Sweden lived, can be visited.

Church Saint Bridget (Chiesa di Santa Brigida)
Piazza Farnese, 96
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Regola (Campo de' Fiori-Piazza Farnese) (Roma centro)
Church Saint Bridget (Chiesa di Santa Brigida) is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "14"
Hours: Open 06:30am-05:30pm, Closed Wednesday, Closed Saturday. Masses: Pre-holiday: 17.30, Holiday: 7:30 to 9:30 (in Swedish, only the first Sunday of the month) - 10.30-17.30. Schedules are subject to change. It is recommended to contact before you visit.
Telephone: 0039 06 68892596 - 68892497
Fax: 0039 06 68891573 - 06 68219126

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