Tempietto del Bramante
Tempietto del Bramante
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Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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Pavel B
Oslo, Norway96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This small temple is indeed hidden inside the convent, but it is worth the effort of climbing the hill and finding the entrance. The proportions are simply majestic.
Written 22 December 2019
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Sanna-Mari H
Helsinki, Finland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Bramante's Il Tempietto is a completely harmonious building. It is small and perfect pec of architecture. You can find it in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montrio, which is also church worth visiting. They are close to Trastevere's old streets.
Written 3 May 2019
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Caroline171
Durham, NC208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
One morning I walked up Via Garibaldi and took the steps up to the church of San Pietro in Montorio. When I got there, the doorway that leads to the Tempietto was blocked off by fencing and orange tape, and there was a scissors lift visible inside the courtyard. I went into the Spanish Academy entrance to the right, where they had exhibition space that led to a nice little multi-room museum about the Tempietto, and then led into its courtyard. Whatever they were doing with the lift, they hadn’t started doing yet, and I was able to go inside the Tempietto and look around it. The floor is wonderful Cosmati work and the ceiling is a dome painted light blue. Very charming. San Pietro in Montorio itself felt dark and dull in comparison—there were no lights on and the place was very empty—but I’m glad I’ve finally seen it. The pews and center aisle were all covered with drapes of blue velvet, something I haven’t seen anywhere before.
Written 23 April 2019
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Edmond Marc d
Iroquois, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
You can see from outside through the gate on Piazza San Pietro in Montorio... as I saw it for the first time nearly 50 years ago... Or you can just walk in and see it from every angle in all its magnificent architectural perfection by entering the Real Academia de España, where you can also visit a beautiful cloister and art gallery, and into the small yard where the Tempietto stands. It's free, even if it is worth a million!
Written 11 February 2019
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Mary47
Chapel Hill, NC56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Tempietto of Bramante is small but exquisite, built over the supposed site of St. Peter’s crucifixion. We were delighted to find it so well cared for and respectfully displayed by the Spanish Royal Academy, Real Academia de España in Rome. From the piazza in front of the Chiesa San Pietro in Montorio, enter through the door on the right into the Spanish Academy. Walk through one cloister and into a second cloister to find the Tempietto. The staff were watchful but welcoming. We also enjoyed the special exhibit in a very nice modern gallery in the Academy.
Written 14 November 2018
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L0d0
London292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Bramante’s Tempietto is hidden in the cloister of S Pietro in Montorio just uphill from Trastevere. Once this was known as the Janiculum Hill, dedicated to Janus. It was thus an appropriate location for this Renaissance Master to place his take on a round classical temple. He used 12 granite Roman columns and based his proportions on them. Also it was a exercise in modelling his ideas for the future dome of St Peter’s.

A must for anyone interested in the Renaissance Open all day, except Monday. Don’t miss early church next
door with some special altarpieces.
Written 8 June 2018
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234worldtraveler567
Boston, MA156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Excellent, and the frescoes in the courtyard before you get to it are nice as well. Very friendly staff. Note that this is next door to (and not actually part of) the church next door, so the hours are not the same.
Written 12 February 2018
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Claire L
Eastern Canada312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Our B & Bs hostess suggested we visit this exhibit right next to San Pietro in Montoriowhere you will see Bramnte's design of a first circular church where all columns and domes are architectural firsts. While we were there, a group of students was taking a lesson in proportions from their professor. Unfortunately, their exhibition was closed until October 3rd but it was still worth seeing. Located in a building adjacent to the Spanish Embassy in the Accademia of Art.
Written 27 September 2017
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LaBu
San Francisco, California240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Bramante’s masterpiece is located inside a building courtyard, and when we first visited 20+ years ago, the surrounding building was decrepit and depressing. Now the building has been rehabilitated, polished to a tee, and turned into an elegant arts center and exhibition space, all thanks to the Real Academia de España en Roma.

Meanwhile, the Tempietto itself remains as marvelous as ever. We love the rhythm of the severe Doric columns, the gold-flecked pastel blue ceiling, the floor mosaics.
Written 31 May 2017
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Iaia C
Rome, Italy4,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This small temple built by Bramante in the early sixteenth century is striking for its perfect harmony. It is one of the most significant examples of Renaissance architecture, it has a circular plan and features 16 granite columns. On the altar inside there is a statue of Saint Peter, a reminder that he was traditionally martyred precisely in this place. The cosmatesque floor is very beautiful. Below the temple there is a crypt which preserves the hole in which the cross of Peter's martyrdom was fixed. The small temple fits perfectly into the courtyard of the convent of San Pietro in Montorio and is always visible through a gate in the square but for an accurate and close-up visit it is enough to enter the adjacent Spanish Academy (every day, except on Mondays, from 10am to 6pm).
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Written 29 February 2024
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