Roma - Piazza del Popolo - Church Santa Maria in Montesanto 1675.

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SANTA MARIA IN MONTESANTO , erected over a church with the same name that lay at the beginning of Via del Babuino, and was occupied by Carmelite monks. The name Montesanto (Holy Mountain) referred to Mount Carmel in Israel. The patron was Cardinal Gerolamo Gastaldi, and construction of the present church was begun on July 15, 1662, and finished in 1675, with other additions by 1679. Originally by Carlo Rainaldi, the plans were revised by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and ultimately completed by Carlo Fontana. A belfry was added in the 18th century. The statues of saints on the exterior have been attributed to Bernini's design. The interior has an elliptical plan, with a dodecagonal cupola. In 1825, the church was made a minor basilica.

In 1951, the Monsignor established a tradition of the Mass of the Artists, where on the last Sunday of October till June 29, a mass is held every Sunday with reading by an artist, and animated by music. At the end of the mass, a prayer for the artists is read.

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maksim.korev on November 3, 2012

Интересное решение сюжетной линии! LIKE

Csinos on November 5, 2012

Interesting and spectacular composition!


Best greetings, Maria

Tihomir Gržinčić on November 5, 2012


Pozdrav, Tihomir

sonjamar on November 5, 2012

Thank you for visit ibrahim AKIS .

sonjamar on November 5, 2012

maksim.korev thank you for visit and comment.

sonjamar on November 5, 2012

Thank you Benjamín Núñez .Best wishes,Sonja

sonjamar on November 5, 2012

Csinos thank you.Greetings

sonjamar on November 5, 2012

Hvala Tihomir Gržinčić .Pozdrav

roro-ji2981 on November 6, 2012

Very nice! LIKE. Greetings from roro

kurt Oblak on November 6, 2012

Wunderschöner Schnappschuss,like 94,gruß KURT

sonjamar on November 7, 2012

Thank you roro-ji2981 .Greetings

sonjamar on November 7, 2012

kurt Oblak thank you.All the best,Sonja

Dobrosav “Bibac” Cir… on November 7, 2012

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sonjamar on November 7, 2012

Hvala .Sve najbolje,Sonja

Luis Perez on November 8, 2012

Bella composicion, saludos , Luis

sonjamar on November 8, 2012

jlpv1951 thank you.Greetings

Senad Džinić (Džine) on November 8, 2012

dobra 97

sonjamar on November 8, 2012

Hvala Džine .

M.Kranenborg-Torn on November 8, 2012

Funny and nice picture, like.

Greetings from Greetje

sonjamar on November 8, 2012

M.Kranenborg-Torn thank you for visit and comment.Greetings

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