San Policarpo

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San Policarpo is a modern parish church in the district Appio Claudio, in Piazza Aruleno Celio Sabino, dedicated to Saint Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna


It was designed by Giuseppe Nicolosi and completed in 1967, to an unusual plan consisting of a pentagon stretched along the vertical axis and topped by a dome having the plan of a six-pointed star. It is considered to be one of the more successful and interesting of Rome’s 1960’s churches. The church was inaugurated on 15 July 1967 by the Cardinal Vicar Luigi Traglia.

Sources: from Roman Churches wiki
from AmoRoma blog
Church website

Location: 41° 51' 8.9"N 12°33' 28.6"E

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