Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli

  • Roma, Italy
  • Scala dell'Arcicapitolina, 12, 00186 Roma, Italy 
  • +39 06 6976 3839 
  • Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, built on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, considered to be one of the main attractions of the Eternal City. This is also known as the Basilica of St. Mary's Church.

    Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli was constructed in the IX century on the site of the ancient temple of Juno Moneta. It was built from the wreckage of the ancient buildings of the Benedictine monks and Bernardine and frantsyskantsamі. In the middle of the XIV century, when the plague swept Rome for several years, finally receded, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary was built majestic staircase of 124 steps, which provides access to the temple.

    In the temple there are the relics of St. Helena, a lot of the tomb of the Roman aristocracy and the clergy, gravestones which were performed by the best masters, among which in the first place it should be noted Michelangelo and Donatello. Here you can also admire the magnificent frescoes of the Middle Ages by a famous Italian painter Pinturicchio.
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Sights nearby

Capitoline Museums
Statue of a she-wolf suckled Romulus and Remus
Altar of the Fatherland
Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
Monument Cole di Rienzo
Senatorial Palace
Statue of Marcus Aurelius
Place du Capitole
The observation deck of the Altar of the Fatherland
Lupa Capitolina
Monument to Julius Caesar
Arch of Septimius Severus
Temple of Saturn
Capitol Hill Centro Storico (Altstadt)
Column of Trajan Pigna
Church of Santa Maria di Loreto Pigna
Piazza Venezia Centro Storico (Altstadt)
Palazzo Venezia Centro Storico (Altstadt)
Trajan's Forum Pigna
The house in which she lived Letizia Bonaparte Centro Storico (Altstadt)
Temple of Apollo Soziana saint angelo
Theatre of Marcellus saint angelo
Police Tower Pigna
The Roman Forum Campitelli
Street Theatre of Marcellus saint angelo

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