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Church of Saint Agnes in Agone

Local name: Sant'Agnese in Agone

Sant'Agnese in Agone is a Baroque Greek cross-plan temple with a characteristic concave facade. Established in the place of the former arena of Emperor Domitian, where according to legend a miracle took place and the martyr's death of the patron of the church, Saint. Agnes. Inside you can see, among others numerous carved baroque marble altars and magnificent frescoes decorating the dome's vault. The final shape of the church was made up of designs of several great architects, including Girolam and Carl Rainaldich and Francesco Borromini. In the crypt of the temple lies its founder, Pope Innocent X. Various cultural events take place in the church, including sacred music concerts.

Erected in 1652-1672, the temple replaced the previously existing church dedicated to the martyrdom of Saint. Agnieszka, who as a 12-year-old girl rejected the courtship of her son, the prefect of Rome. As part of revenge, she was exposed and exposed to public view. Her hair grew wonderfully, which covered her body, saving Agnieszka from humiliation. The girl charged with witchcraft was sentenced to death and executed. The place of her death became a pilgrimage destination in the 18th century.


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    Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima 30/A00186 Rome , Italy