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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Dušan Bezděk on October 14, 2012

very very nice,best wishes from Prague Dušan like

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on October 14, 2012

Excellent surprised !


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Cristian Fanea on October 15, 2012

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BernardJ47 on October 15, 2012

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Sergey Kreps on October 16, 2012

The original photograph! LIKE.

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Reiner Spangemacher on October 16, 2012

Eine interessante Perspektive Sonja, Like & Gruß Reiner.

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Thank you Dora . .Greetings

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Dušan Bezděk ,thank you for visit.

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

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sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Thank you Fanea Cristian .Greetings

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

BernardJ47, thank you.Nice greetings

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

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sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Sasa Arsic ,hvala na komentaru.

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Thank you Kreps_SG* .Greetings

sonjamar on October 16, 2012

Reiner Spangemacher, thank you.All the best,Sonja

Nikitin_Sergey on October 16, 2012


Best regards, Sergey

aissam1115 on October 16, 2012

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© Paolo Bonassin on October 17, 2012

Foto molto bella,mi piace LIKE , Un saluto Paolo

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Photo taken in Rione IV Campo Marzio, Roma, Italy

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