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San Giorgio in Velabro, Rome

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San Giorgio in Velabro is a church in Rome, Italy, devoted to St. George.

The church is located next to the Arch of Janus in the rione of Ripa in the ancient Roman Velabrum. According to the founding legend of Rome, the church was built where Roman history began: it is here that the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus. The ancient Arcus Argentariorum is attached to the side of the church's façade.

San Giorgio in Velabro is the station church for the first Thursday in Lent.
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  • According to the founding legend of Rome, the church was built where Roman history began: it is here that the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus The first religious building on this site, a Diaconia...  more »
  • San Giorgio in Velabro is quite an old church, dating to the 7th century. It has undergone a few transformations since that time, and time as well as people have not always been kind to the building.....  more »
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  • This is a very interesting Basilica, especially if you are connected with the Oratory schools or John Henry Newman. It isn't opulent, over decorated, huge or close to the main thoroughfares of Rome. But, this was the church given to him when he lived in Rome. I defy you to find a right angle in any of the walls! A small plaque mentions JHN, it really was and is a fundamental part of his story.
  • Really exquisite church that you could easily walk past but an amazing church in itself - the history is evident all around with a beautiful front piece.

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