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Santa Maria dell'Anima

#275 of 1,477 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Via di Santa Maria Dell'Anima 64, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6880 1394
12:00 - 00:00
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The Irish connection to this German church

Commemorating the beatification of Conor O'Devaney, the diocese of Down and Connor has placed a marble plaque within the body of the church.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Commemorating the beatification of Conor O'Devaney, the diocese of Down and Connor has placed a marble plaque within the body of the church.

Thank Magilmo
Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful church, located just of off Piazza Navona. We had the good fortune to attend Mass here, a must see if you are in the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Maria dell'Anima is beautiful & filled w/o Masterpieces near Piazza Navona. It is the church for the German Community in Rome.

Thank Leo P
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Santa Maria dell’ Anima, which means Our Lady of the Soul in English, is a German-speaking church founded in 1350 by the couple John Peter and Catherine of Dordrecht. At that time, Santa Maria dell’ Anima was not actually a church, but a private hospice for German pilgrims in Rome. It is very near the Piazza Navona. On the... More 

1 Thank Maggi713
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It's all been said before by other equally eloquent,surprised and enthralled reviewers. JUST GO SEE IT AND YOU'LL KNOW WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT. In a city where you can become blase about the sheer number and splendour of Romes myriad of ancient sites this little gem could be overshadowed by its bigger and brighter sentinels but is isn't.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

While this church doesn't have the awe-inspiring size or art-works of the bigger, more famous churches, I actually liked it more. Perhaps that's because of the Dutch and German influence, which sets it apart. Its smaller size feels more intimate. It has a little bit of everything without going over the top on any of them. This includes the tomb... More 

1 Thank martyvana
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The church is the church of German-speaking Catholics in Rome. In an interesting history it was plundered by the French after the French revolution and the sacristy was used as a horse-stall. There are many beautiful paintings and sculptures including the the tomb of Pope Hadrian VI and a 1532 re-interpretation of Michelangelo's Pietà by Lorenzetto, one of his contemporaries.... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

I love Rome simply because I get the chance to go to mass two to three times a day with the so many churches in the city. I feel blessed that I get to received our dear Lord in Holy mass. I just love the beautiful designs of Rome churches.Amazing

Thank Amazingbeauty
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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent example of the amazing surprises you can find behind the nondescript exteriors of neighborhood churches in Rome. After entering this church we realized that there are hundreds of hidden gems throughout the city. My strong recommendation is to enter as many churches as you can, even those with plain exteriors. They are amazing works of art.

1 Thank Djellers
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Santa Maria dell'Anima (Our Lady of the Soul) is a very colorful and lovely church, the home of German-speaking Catholics in Rome, just a few steps away from Piazza Navona. It is packed full of paintings, funeral monuments, and stained glass. The ceiling and marble work are particularly lovely. Definitely worth a visit if you are at Piazza Navona.

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