Santa Maria del Popolo Info & Hours
Located next to the northern gate of Rome, Porta del Popolo, the well-known Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo stands in the famous Piazza del Popolo, right in the heart of Rome’s city center.
This 15-century Church is a real jewel, full of masterpieces by celebrated Italian artists such as Raphael, Bernini, Pinturicchio and Caravaggio, and is regarded as one of the finest example of Renaissance art.
|Opening Hours: 7.15 am 12.30 pm / 4.00 pm - 7.00pm|
|Best Time To Visit: from 2.00pm or 6.00pm|
|Tickets: Not Needed|
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Add this site to your Travel List;
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Avoid Mass Times! Check details in the Opening Hours section. Best time to visit is from 2.30pm to 6.00pm
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Entry to Rome’s churches and other places of worship is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.
Clothes must cover both your knees and shoulders. Capris are allowed.
- Weekdays: 8.00 am, 10.00 am and 6.30 pm;
- Holidays: 8.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm and 6.30 pm;
NOTE: Visits are not allowed during mass celebrations
Schedules are subject to change. Please contact the church before visiting.
- from Monday to Thursday:
7.15 am 12.30 pm / 4.00 pm – 7.00pm
- from Friday and Saturday:
7.30 am – 7.00pm
Entrance to Santa Maria del Popolo Church is free
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
The Church of Santa Maria del Popolo is accessible to wheelchairs
+39 06 3610836
How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO CHURCH
Metro Station Flaminio:
Piazza del Popolo, 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Santa Maria del Popolo Church
Santa Maria del Popolo: Caravaggio & Chigi Chapel
The construction of Santa Maria Del Popolo started in 1099, preceding the building of Piazza del Popolo itself, which origin began just in 1538. The history of the Basilica is also quite unique and finds roots in history and legends at once. Indeed, in 1099 Pope Paschal II decided to destroy the Domizi Enobarbi Mausoleum, an ancient memorial of the first Imperial Age, where Nero was buried. Read More…
SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO FAQ
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