Chiesa di San Giacomo in Augusta, Rome

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#134 of 524 in Historic Sites in Rome
San Giacomo in Augusta is a Baroque-style church built in central Rome, Italy.Standing on Via del Corso number 499, roughly three blocks south of the Piazza del Popolo in rione Campo Marzio, nearly opposite to the church of Gesù e Maria. A Church at the site was originally built in the 14th century adjacent to a hospital for the Incurabili (uncurables), and thus is also known as San Giacomo degli Incurabili. The suffix ‘’in Augusta’’ referred to the neighboring Mausoleum of Augustus.A church at the location was founded along with a hospital by Cardinal Giovanni Colonna in 1339. By 1515, the hospital was in a state of abandon, but within a few decades reopened under the supervision of two religious orders, with the aim of curing those affected by syphilis. Pope Nicholas V placed it under the control of the Company of Santa Maria del Popolo. This order was under the patronage of the Florentine Cardinal Antonio Maria Salviati, and he commissioned the reconstruction of the church. The oval layout of the church at the site was rebuilt starting by Francesco da Volterra in 1592. Upon the former architect's death, the facade and most of the interior decoration completed by Carlo Maderno in 1600.
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  • We just happened across this church on our way back from Popolo, saw it from the outside and decided to have a look. What a surprise! It is magnificent! It's not on any of the guides I've read but...  more »
  • We were on our way to Piazza del Popolo and happened on this church. It is amazing how many beautiful churches there are in Rome. The interior has fantastic artwork. In another city this would be one....  more »
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  • An interesting baroque church in the center of Rome. It was founded with nearby hospital of San Giacomo. The facade and the great part of the interior was finished about 1600.
  • Awesome Church, with a great painted ceiling. Most of these places, photos don't do it justice.

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