"Palazzo di Propaganda Fide (Missionary Museum), Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Continuing a medieval tradition of missionary organizations all over Europe, in 1627 a Congregation of Propaganda Fide was founded by Urban VIII. The palace on Piazza di Spagna was acquired for this congregation in 1625, and housed the College, which prepares for missionary work the Catholic priests from all over the world. From 1921, the palace is occupied only by the Congregation, because the college moved to another big construction created by Pius XI on Gianiculum Hill.
It was Urban VIII who began construction of the building by inviting his protégé, Bernini, to design the facade overlooking Piazza di Spagna. The new pope Innocent X turned to Borromini whom he commissioned to design the facade overlooking Via di Propaganda. With Borromini a touch of fantasy was introduced.
The Palace stands along the old Via Due Macelli, which is a part of the straight tract compound of Via del Babuino and Via Due Macelli. It was laid out by Paul III and was originally named "Via Paolina". Later the name changed due to a number of butcher's shops (macellerie) located here. The greatest part of the street is dominated by the monumental architecture of the Umbertine's epoch.
The Museo Missionario della Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli, historically referred to as Propaganda Fide (propagation of the faith)/Museo Missionario (Missionary Museum) di Propaganda Fide, celebrates Catholicism's global mission.
Palazzo di Propaganda Fide (Missionary Museum)
Via di Propaganda, 1/C (along the old Via Due Macelli)
00120 Città del Vaticano
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo di Propaganda Fide (Missionary Museum) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "25"
Bookshop: +39 06 6988.0266
Direzione/Penotazioni: +39 06 6988.0162
fax: +39 06 6988.0163
You can reach Via di Propaganda (along the old Via Due Macelli) By the following Bus Station:
(Know before you go: Rome Bus stops, Bus Lines, Signs, Color, etc.)
From Termini station by underground or bus. From Termini station to go off at Termini and take the line 175 (direction PARTISANS (FS)) for 6 stops. Get off at TRITON / Trevi Fountain and walk for 300 meters. Also you can reach via dei due macelli (due macelli / capo le case, 71394) By Bus:
116 (temporary), l.go fiorentini
116T (temporary), l.go fiorentini
117 (limited), s. silvestro
119 (limited), s. silvestro
Closest Railway stations near Via di Propaganda (along the old Via Due Macelli):
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 693 mt.
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 877 mt.
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 954 mt.
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 1.1 km
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 1.2 km
ROMAPANTANO S.BIBIANA, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 160, 1.2 km
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 1.2 km
Closest Tourist Information Points near Via di Propaganda (along the old Via Due Macelli):
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 186 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 408 mt.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 443 mt.
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 552 mt.
Stazione Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento, 664 mt.
Santa Maria Maggiore, Via dell'Olmata, 668 mt.
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 736 mt.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 746 mt.
Stazione Termini, Via Giolitti 34, 859 mt.
Getting To Via Ripetta From Piazza di Spagna, Piazza della Trinita::
Departure from roma viale della trinita' dei monti , 1
walk 500 meters
to roma via di propaganda, 1
distance covered (metres) 500 meters.