Santa Maria del Popolo (lat.: Sanctae Mariae de Populo), heute Basilica Santa Maria del Popolo, ist ein Kirchengebäude mit einem Klosterkomplex in Rom. Sie befindet sich an der Piazza del Popolo im Stadtteil Campo Marzio, direkt an der Porta del Popolo. Die Basilica minor ist seit dem 13. April 1587 eine der römischen Titelkirchen der römisch-katholischen Kirche. Die dreischiffige Gewölbekirche mit einer achteckigen Vierungskuppel und einer einfachen Fassade mit Pilasterschmuck zählt zu den wichtigsten Kirchenbauten der Frührenaissance in Rom und birgt eine Vielzahl bedeutender Kunstwerke der Architektur, Skulptur und Malerei. Zu den Päpsten, die diese Kirche besonders förderten, zählten Sixtus IV., Innozenz VIII., Alexander VI. und Alexander VII. Namhafte Künstler wie Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Raffael, Bramante, Caravaggio und Bernini waren mit der Ausgestaltung der Kirche betraut und hinterließen bedeutende Werke.
|Montag||7:15 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Dienstag||7:15 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Mittwoch||7:15 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Donnerstag||7:15 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Freitag||7:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Samstag||7:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
Jessica Arner | Feb. 24, 2018
Such an amazing structure! I went to see the Caravaggios at the back/altar end (left side) of the church. I was not disappointed. I would recommend going during the day. Also, the church is currently under restoration, but it did not impact my visit that significantly.
Suzanne Sapsed | Apr. 19, 2018
Stunning. One of my fave sights in Rome. Felt overcome with emotion, almost crying. Strangely a friend said the same thing happened to her as well but we didn't realise initially it was the same church. Powerful!
Oscar Picon | Apr. 9, 2018
Amazing. Was being remodeled at the time. But we'll worth going.
Marc Albert | Dez. 4, 2017
The main attraction for this church are the two Caravaggio paintings. Unfortunately they are situated on side walls in one of the chapels, which makes it hard to see them. In order to actually see the paintings you will have to put some money into a machine to make the lights come on. At Christmas time they have a separate exhibit showing 100 manger scenes contributed by people from all over the world. It costs €8.50 per person to see this exhibit - it's not worth the money.
Diego I. Zambrano | Okt. 1, 2017
Amazing interior. Make sure to put a coin to light up the altars. Second altar on the left is a must started by Rafael and finished by Bernini.
Cindy Ballard | Mai 12, 2018
So beautiful, amazing art and painting! The place is huge so be prepared to walk a lot and spend a lot of time. All worth it.
Mike Mannan | Juni 26, 2018
We walked in just as Sunday Mass was finishing. The interior of this church is really quite stunning. So much more than I ever knew. The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, which, in addition to lending its name to the square where it is placed, houses many priceless artworks by Caravaggio, Raphael, Annibale Caracci, Bramante, Bernini, Pinturicchio and other great artists who have contributed to make this church unique. The well-known foundation legend of Santa Maria del Popolo revolves around the evil memory of Emperor Nero and Pope Paschal II cleansing the area from this malicious legacy. As the story goes, after his suicide Nero was buried in the mausoleum of his paternal family, the Domitii Ahenobarbi, at the foot of the Pincian Hill. The sepulchre was later buried under a landslide and on its ruins grew a huge walnut tree that ″was so tall and sublime that no other plant exceeded it in any ways.″ The tree soon became the haunt for a multitude of vicious demons harassing the inhabitants of the area and also the travelers arriving in the city from the north through Porta Flaminia: ″some were being frightened, possessed, cruelly beaten and injured, others almost strangled, or miserably killed.″ Pretty strong stuff. There is really too much to cover in a brief review so my advice is to go and see this remarkable building when you are in Rome.
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