Santa Maria in Montesanto

Monuments and LandmarksRome Churches
One of the identical twin churches, this is the older one on the left, with Bernini statues. Design and plans were worked on by Rainaldi, Bernini and Fontana.

Know Before You Go

The main differences in the churches can be seen in the belfry's and the domes otherwise they are very similar. The exterior photographs are a great highlight as there are not too many twin churches in the world.
The Piazza del Popolo can get busy as this was once the main square into Rome, try to arrive early.
If mass is on you may not be able to roam freely around.
There are many things to see and do around the square.
Dress Code : Modest dress recommended. Cover your shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

Santa Maria in Montesanto is one of the twin churches located in the Piazza del Popolo facing the gate of the Aurelian Walls. Easily accessible from Via del Corso the two churches look to be identical although they have differences both internally and externally. The twin churches sit at the end of the Trident of streets with Via del Babuino, Via del Corso in the middle and Via di Ripetta on the right. The second church of the twins is the Santa Maria dei Miracoli.


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.

Key Highlights

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.

Map : Santa Maria in Montesanto

Yellow markers are Rome Top 10 Attractions near Santa Maria in Montesanto

Review and Feedback on Santa Maria in Montesanto :

This review on Santa Maria in Montesanto is authored by Rome city expert. To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication. Pegnrope assumes no responsibility for the consequences of use of such information. Contact Website directly for additional information.

Top