Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The church Trinità dei Monti at the Spanish Steps in Rome

Not many people know the name of this church but have seen it because it is located at the top of the Spanish Steps one of the most popular landmarks in Rome. The Trinità dei Monti was completed in 1585 and opened by Pope Sixtus V. The high altar looks imposant. Next to the altar in the side ceiling you find amazing wall painting with decorated arches. In Italy you still find very religious people, in the middle of the church a nun is prayer on the floor. In the side chapels you find master pieces of paintings and sculptures. This is a very nice church to visit and for us as interesting as the Spanish Step at the Piazza di Spagna.

Niet veel mensen kennen de naam van deze kerk maar hebben ze wel al gezien daar ze gelegen is bovenop de Spaanse Trappen in Rome, één van de meest beroemdste toeristische trekpleisters van de stad. De Trinità dei Monti werd voltooid en ingewijd door Paus Sixtus 5de in het jaar 1585. Het hoge altaar lijkt zeer imposant. Iets voor en naast het altaar zie je fantastische plafond schilderijen met gedecoreerde sierbogen. In Italië vind je nog echt religieuze mensen, zoals deze non die op de ruwe vloer aan het bidden is. In de zijkapellen hangen meesterwerken van schilders en beeldhouwers. Dit is een zeer mooie kerk die voor ons zeker zo interessant is als de Spaanse Trappen aan de Piazza di Spagna.

Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
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9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful church and beautiful photos. Great details from the interior.

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  2. Mooi om dit weer even terug te zien....zou er zo weer naartoe willen.

    groetjes, Joop

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  3. Eine wunderschöne Kirche... die Wandmalereien sind großartig....ein Besuch dieser Kirche lohnt sich bestimmt...danke für die interessanten Fotos...
    Liebe Grüsse Karin

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  4. I was never inside this church, thanks for the tour:-) I actually find (personally) this place(the stairs and around) completely overrated and touristic, I did not feel cozy there at all...I prefer the Piazza Navona an dthe three gorgous fountains there:-) did you see them?

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  5. you feed the soul :-)



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  6. Pictures are timeless, most I like is the picture with the lady in white cloth prayers !

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  7. The art work is fabulous and so too the interior decorations and architecture. Great shots too especially the one with the nun.

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  8. We didn't go inside this church, but I'm glad you did! It's lovely. :)

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