Monday, December 9, 2013

The Interior of Sant' Agnese in Agone

Sant' Agnese in Agone, also known as Sant' Agnese in Piazza Navona is a Baroque church located in Rome, Italy.  Pope Innocent X's family palace, Palazzo Pamphili, was located near the church and was the reason for the rebuilding of the church as a family church.  The designs for the family church were drawn by the Pamphili family architect, Girolamo Rainaldi and his son in 1652. Below is an image of the facade of the church that faces into Piazza Navona.

In the inside of the church, there are many altars that are dedicated to martyrs that have reliefs or statues explaining the death of the member.  The main altar has a relief of The Holy Family by Domenico Guidi.

Click here for a video of the church

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