Santa Maria in Traspontina is a Carmelite church in Rome, Italy. The shrine lies on the Via della Conciliazione, the main road of the Rione Borgo.The church was established as a cardinalatial titulus by Pope Sixtus V on 13 April 1587. The current Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Traspontina is the former Archbishop of Quebec, Marc Ouellet, a supporter of Opus Dei, who is now the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Bishops in the Roman Curia.HistoryPope Alexander VI demolished an ancient Roman pyramid on the same site (the Meta Romuli, believed in the Middle Ages to be Romulus's tomb, and portrayed on the bronze doors to St Peter's Basilica and in a Giotto di Bondone triptych in the Vatican Museums) for the construction of the first church. This church was then demolished during the pontificate of Pius IV (1559–1565) to clear the line of fire for the cannons of the Castel Sant' Angelo, who wished to exercise shooting on the Gianicolo Hill, which otherwise would have been hidden behind the church.Our Rome trip planner makes visiting Chiesa di Santa Maria in Traspontina and other Rome attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Not far from the Vatican Obelisk is beautiful small church. You have to watch because it is easy to pass without seeing it. The insite is a mazing with a lot of altars and beautiful paintings. Do... more »
Three entry portals mark the church whose façade is in travertine (some of which came from the Colosseo), with two orders connected by volutes and a tympanum. The statue of Madonna and Child above... more »
Beautiful place. We were treated like cattle Brig herded through. I would never do it again. It's a real pity...
Beautiful cathedral and one of many must see churches in Italy which illustrate the historic significance and lasting architecture of the catholic church.
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