Churches in Rome

Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Rome has around 900 churches so it is really the best place in the world to visit some of these wonderful churches.

Aside from the Papal Basilica of St Peter, here is a small church named Church of St Louie of the French in between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.


What is amazing about this church is that you don’t have to go to a museum to see art masterpieces. St Louie of the French is home to three of Caravaggio paintings, the Martyrdom of St Matthew, the calling of St Matthew and the Saint Matthew and the Angel.

The Pantheon Basilica is a former Roman temple, but is now a church. The most fascinating part of the Pantheon is its dome. Almost 2000 years after it was built, it is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon used to be a pagan building until Emperor Phocas gave it to Pope Boniface IV in 609. Since then, the Pantheon Basilica was Christianized and is now dedicated to St Mary and Martyrs.


The Santa Maria Magdalena Church is a Roman Catholic church in Rome near the Pantheon. This church is dedicated to the Ministers of the Sick.

The Church of the martyr St Prisca on the Aventine Hill, one of Rome’s most famous hills.


The Church of Santa Maria di Loreto is a 16th century church in Rome located just across the street from the Trajan’s Column. (A Roman triumphal column)


Leaving Rome took us to golden fields and sunny skies… on our way to the next destination.


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dora says:

    This is the third or fourth time I’m coming back to this post, Teresa! Such a feast for the eyes. 🙂💞

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    1. Teresa says:

      Your comment is greatly appreciated, Dora. When we went on this tour a lot of those with us were complaining that we were going to too many churches…But that was fine by me…I love churches and its history and mostly the architecture.

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