Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

4.8
#25 of 528 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Cornaro chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria houses Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." The sculpture depicts St. Teresa of Avila being pierced through the heart with a golden shaft. The artwork gained renown because of its break with classical style and its exposure of a more passionate form of religious ecstasy. About two blocks from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Teatro dell'Opera, this site pays homage to the Roman Catholic victory at the 17th-century battle of White Mountain. Inside, you can see Turkish standards that were captured in the 1683 siege of Vienna. Put Santa Maria della Vittoria into our Rome travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Little Church, on the outside does not appear the jewel that Teien inside, esplédnidamente decorated and in the left is the ecstasy of Santa Teresa, Bernini, just something out of this world, super recommend that you visit. Little influx of tourists and it is of the hidden jewels of Rome.
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  • Don't be fooled by the exterior of this church, located not far from the Baths of Diocletian. Inside, you will find an impressive ornate Baroque creation with the altar, the ceiling, and everywhere yo...  more »
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  • This is another church whose relatively simple exterior belies the splendor of its interior. The ceiling is stunning, and the sculpted angels around it are really impressive. The church is perhaps best known for housing Bernini's masterpiece, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." Don't miss this church if you happen to be anywhere near it in Rome.
  • Gorgeous small church that can be completely seen in under 30 minutes depending on how much time you wish to sit and reflect. The church houses the Ecstasy of St. Teresa which should be seen while in Rome. Please be careful of con artists attempting to take money for entry! The entry to all churches is free and they have offerings inside if you choose to donate. Everyone is recommended to dress appropriately as it is a functional church. Please remember to silence phones. Confessionals are available but likely are only taken in Italian.
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