Santa Maria della Pace Rome, Pietro da Cortona Church Building, Italian Design, Image

Santa Maria della Pace Roma : Architettura

Historic Roman Religious Building, Italy – design by Pietro da Cortona, architect

Santa Maria della Pace

Location: northeast of Piazza Navona

Historic Roman church building in the centre of the city (Campus Martius), including the beautiful Bramante Cloister.

Santa Maria della Pace

Restoration + facade
Date built: 1656-67
Design: Pietro da Cortona architect

Santa Maria della Pace Rome - Pietro da Cortona Building

Restored for Pope Alexander VII

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Architectural style: Baroque

Santa Maria della Pace Cloister
Date built: 1500-04
Design: Donato Bramante

Entry to this historic Italian building is not free.

The current building was built on the foundations of the pre-existing church of Sant’Andrea de Aquarizariis in 1482, commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV. The church was rededicated to the Virgin Mary to remember a miraculous bleeding of a Madonna image there in 1480. The author of the original design is not known, though Baccio Pontelli has been proposed.

In 1656–67 Pope Alexander VII had the edifice restored by Pietro da Cortona, who also added the famous Baroque façade projecting from its concave wings.

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Building images © Adrian Welch : available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

This is my favourite church building in Rome, the unveiling of the billowing, sculpted façade as you approach down narrow streets is magical, and the architectural promenade around into the courtyard then back into the body of the church is a delight, Ed.

Address: Arco della Pace, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Phone: +39 06 6880 4038

Location: rione Ponte, not far from Piazza Navona, central Rome, Italy, southern Europe

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Piazza Navona Rome public square
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