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This baroque church was built by the architect Carlo Maderno at the beginning of the 17th Century. It was originally named ... More
Santa Maria della Vittoria
This baroque church was built by the architect Carlo Maderno at the beginning of the 17th Century. It was originally named after St Paul the apostle, but after The Adoration of the Infant was brought here, spoil from the victory of the Catholic armies over the Protestants at Prague, it was renamed Santa Maria della Vittoria.The church is noteworthy for one of the most beautiful works of Bernini, The Ectasy of St Teresa, to be found in the Capella Cornaro. Other important works include three paintings by Domenichino, the artist's last works in Rome. The interior decor of the church is typically baroque with very refined stucco, friezes and marble. The sacristy conserves some relics of the battle of Prague, in addition to those of the Christian armies who fought against the Turks.
Though only in Rome for a couple of days, we included this sight. The Bernini view of Heaven from a theatrical perspective is a must see. So glad we included it. St. Teresa in Ecstasy is a beautiful piece of artwork that is hard to imagine was not created yesterday.
St. Maria della Vittoria is an easy church to miss in Rome, but you have to ensure you see it while you are there. It's off a side street near a busy Piazza but the Bernini sculptures inside are magnificent! A very beautiful church, quiet and no crowds make it an enjoyable experience. If you find yourself in Piazza Repubblica, head northwest on Via 20 Septembre for a couple blocks and you should find it. There were no drawbacks to seeing this church whatsoever. No street vendors, no entrance fees, and no disappointments!
My husband and I have visited Rome twice and I always drag him to the Santa Maria della Vittoria to view Bernini's masterpiece, The Ectasy of Saint Teresa...it is absolutely beautiful and I could stare at it for hours. Don't miss it!
The Santa Maria della Vittoria was great. The art and architecture were beautiful. Bernini's statue of St. Theresa of Avila was extremly enjoyable. Some even thought it to be better than Michelangelo's Pieta. The atmosphere was comforting. I really suggest that anyone go here especialy if you love art.
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