Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo

Local nameBasilica di Santa Maria del Popolo
LocationCampo Marzio, Rome, Italy

This Augustinian basilica, located at the famous Piazza del Popolo, is a splendid showcase of Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Its interior hides breathtaking frescoes by Italy's most acclaimed master painters, like Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio and Bramante.

The church we see today dates back to the 15th century, when it replaced an older, 11th-century church that used to stand here. Rumour has it that it was erected on the grave of the Roman emperor Nero. According to legends, this grave used to be marked by a poplar tree - hence the name of the church.

Tags Place of WorshipRoman CatholicFrescoesRenaissance ArchitectureBasilicaChristianChurchArtRenaissance ArtFree
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Opening hours

No visitors allowed during services.


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +39 063610836

Address Porta del Popolo, 12, 00187 Rome, Italy

Coordinates 41°54'41.327" N 12°28'35.406" E

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