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Chiesa Sant'Agostino, Rome

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Sant'Agostino is a Roman Catholic church in the piazza of the same name near Piazza Navona, in the rione Sant'Eustachio, of Rome, Italy. It is one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance.HistoryThe construction the church was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Cardinal Camerlengo (1477-1483). The façade was built in 1483 by Giacomo di Pietrasanta, using travertine taken from the Colosseum. The design of the church is attributed to the late 15th century architect Baccio Pintelli, with later 18th century restorations of the interior by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is a plain work of the early Renaissance style.The Titulus S. Augustini has been held by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard since 2006. Furthermore, it is the station church of the first Saturday in Lent.
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  • If you are near the Piazza Navona, this church is a short walk from it. The facade of the church was made from marble taken from the Colosseum. The church is off the piazza and not a popular...  more »
  • Not far from the craziness that is Piazza Navona and from the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (which has three works by Caravaggio), the church is squeezed between two streets sheltered by an arch...  more »

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