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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Comments (228)

Michele Cassani on October 30, 2012

good afternoon Sonjamar

Beautiful place, well taken!

Greetings from Italy


sonjamar on October 30, 2012

Thank you .Greetings

sonjamar on October 30, 2012

varkos, thank you for visit and comment.

sonjamar on October 30, 2012

Thank you jotaceceo .Greetings

sonjamar on October 30, 2012

sangiovesediromagna, thank you.All the best,Sonja

brezza on October 31, 2012

Hi sonjamar. Like. A good idea :-)) Greetings from Italy,brezza

vinc107 on October 31, 2012

original composition


Lương Cao Dũng on November 1, 2012

Very beautiful photo.Like!

sonjamar on November 2, 2012

Thank you brezza .Nice greetings

sonjamar on November 2, 2012

vinc107 thank you for visit.Greetings

sonjamar on November 2, 2012

Lương Cao Dũng, thank you.Nice greetings

Nenad Obradovic on November 2, 2012

Ovo mi se svidja LF

51Pin on November 2, 2012

Estupenda fotografía, una gran idea para la composición L+YS Saludos desde Guadalajara, México


sonjamar on November 2, 2012

Nenad Obr, drago mi je da ti se svidja.Hvala za L&F .

sonjamar on November 2, 2012

51Pin, thank you for visit and YSL .Greetings

ibrahim AKIS on November 3, 2012

Güzel, ilginç bir fotoğraf.Like

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 .

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Photo taken in Rione IV Campo Marzio, Roma, Italy

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    by sonjamar
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A560
    • Taken on 2011/08/02 15:56:31
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