In a city so full of them, here are 9 Rome Churches worth your time.

The Renaissance - Baroque facade is incredibly impressive and the central dome can be seen across Rome as it dominates the skyline of Vatican city.

There is much to view here, from the chapels including the Choir Chapel, The Baptistery and the Clementine Chapel, to the high altar and marble staircases leading to the underground chapel. You can even climb the dome or see the grottos where the Popes are buried..

Even if you don't have a religious interest, you should make time to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Read the details section for practical information to plan your visit.More Details>
The church is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the city, it still retains the original ancient blueprint but the majority of the exterior dates back to the 18th century. There is however a visible part of the original early Christian Basilica which can be seen from Via dell'Esquilino. The interior is typical of 5th century Rome with a wide nave, side aisles and the rounded apse. More Details>
The Basilica has a fascinating history which details the damage which occurred through earthquakes fires and battles. In 1377 when the popes returned to Rome the church and city was almost in ruins, they immediately set to work led by Pope Martin V and rebuilt the church. Come to see the central bronze doors from the original senate house. The statue of Constantine the Great and the high altar which can only be used by the Pope. The altar of the Holy Sacrament contains a cedar table which is said to be the one used by Christ at the Last Supper.More Details>
If you have interest in ornate architecture and places of spiritual interest come to the Church of St. Louis of the French. The artwork and interior are a sight to behold. Come to see the works of Caravaggio portraying the Life of St. Matthew and you won't be disappointed.More Details>
Basilica San Clemente allows you to step back in time and discover the history, architecture and uncover the basilica of the 4th century. Then head underground to explore the ancient pagan temple. The mosaics, frescoes and artworks enable you to see the different stages of history and the changing face of the structures throughout the centuries.More Details>
The interior is breathtaking and the cloisters of the monastery of San Paolo fuori le mura are wonderful to walk through. You can transport yourself back centuries and take in the majesty of this wonderful structure. The domed ceiling is a sight to behold with the Apse mosaic dating back to 1220 it has vibrant depictions of the Apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew and Luke. More Details>
A beautiful church containing a wide variety of mosaic work and frescoes which are well worth seeing. The domed ceiling is absolutely stunning and so well preserved. A grand church with lots to see and a pretty fountain outside which you can sit around and admire the detail of the exterior at your leisure.More Details>
If you are in Piazza del Popolo visit the twin churches they are slightly different, the church plans were designed by Rainaldi, revised by Bernini and completed by Carlo Fontana, the belfry was added in the 18th century. Bernini's influence can be seen in the exterior saint statues.More Details>
The church is has incredible walls and ceilings which come alive with depictions of ancient holy scenes, the ceiling is one of the best you will see in Rome. The colours and lighting are awe-inspiring, if you are in Piazza Navona combine this church with the fountain and you will have a memorable visit.More Details>

Map : Rome Churches

Address Details

1 : St Peters Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City, Rome

2 : Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42, 00100, Rome

3 : Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4, Rome

4 : Church of St. Louis of the French
Piazza di S. Luigi de Francesi, 00186, Rome

5 : St Clement Basilica
Via Labicana, 95, 00184, Rome

6 : Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura
Piazzale San Paolo, 1, 00146, Rome

7 : Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153, Rome

8 : Santa Maria in Montesanto
Piazza del Popolo, Rome

9 : Chiesa di Sant Agnese in Agone
Via di Santa Maria dell Anima, 30/A, 00186, Rome

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