Monday, June 2, 2014

Sant'Agnese, one of the most beautiful churches in Rome and your concert venue on June 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

One thing the eternal city of Rome has plenty of are stunning churches, but Sant'Agnese is by far one the most breathtaking ones.  Its magnificence, the marble columns, statues of historical figures and the detailing of the walls and ceilings are impressive. No wonder it is one of the most photographed buildings on the busy Piazza Navona, was selected "Certificate of Excellence 2014" by tripadvisor and is your venue on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Sant'Agnese in Agone is a beautiful 17th-century Baroque church in Rome, Italy. It faces onto the Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic center of Rome and the site where the Early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian.
Its construction began in 1652 under the famous architect Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi. After numerous quarrels, the other main architect involved was Francesco Borromini. The church was rebuilt in 1652 and intended to be a family chapel.

Saint Agnes, whom the church is dedicated to, was buried in the catacombs at the present basilica of Sant'Agnese after her martyrdom in 304. She is one of the great Roman virgin martyrs.

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