Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Monti

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Santa Maria dei Monti (also known as Madonna dei Monti or Santa Maria ai Monti) is a titular church in Rome. The church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

History

The church was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII in 1580 to celebrate the discovery of a miraculous 15th century image of Our Lady with Sts Lawrence and Stephen, found in the ruins of a nearby convent of the Poor Clares, which now hangs over the high altar. A copy is processed through the streets on April 26th each year.

It was designed by Giacomo della Porta with a fašade inspired by his prior work of the Ges˙. The work was continued by Carlo Lombardi and Flaminio Ponzio. The fašade was renovated 1991-1992.

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Location: 41░ 53' 40.8"N 12░ 29' 26.3"E

Additional information

Church #090/15