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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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© Paolo Bonassin on October 17, 2012

Foto molto bella,mi piace LIKE , Un saluto Paolo

sonjamar on October 17, 2012

Thank you Nikitin_Sergey .Greetings

sonjamar on October 17, 2012

aissam1115, thank you for visit and L&F .Greetings

sonjamar on October 17, 2012

Thank you Vergaro .All the best,Sonja

I. Drljan on October 17, 2012

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sonjamar on October 17, 2012

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Vanni Lazzari on October 17, 2012

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

makis-GREECE ® on October 17, 2012

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zbyszek_urbaniak on October 17, 2012

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H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on October 17, 2012

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Luisa Gila Merino on October 17, 2012

Bonita composición, buena toma LK.

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Bassam Jayousi on October 18, 2012

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sonjamar on October 18, 2012

Vanni Lazzari - VL E…, thank you for visit.Greetings

sonjamar on October 18, 2012

Thank you makis-GREECE ® .All the best,Sonja

sonjamar on October 18, 2012

zbyszek_urbaniak, thank you for visit and comment.

sonjamar on October 18, 2012

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu ,thank you.

sonjamar on October 18, 2012

Thank you Luisa Gila Merino .Best wishes,Sonja

sonjamar on October 18, 2012

~Bassam ,thank you.Greetings

Ilie Olar on October 18, 2012

Very nice picture! Like! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Giorgos Dimitriadis on October 18, 2012

Very well composed Like 60 Best regards,George

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