They say that Rome is the city with the largest number of temples in the world. In just the province, there are more than three hundred Catholic parishes.

Although the headquarters of the Catholic Church is in Rome, there are temples and places of worship of other religions, some of great architectural beauty, with a wide variety of styles.

We suggest you take a look at:

The only four major basilicas in the world

Those that have a main altar for the exclusive use of the Pope:

  • Saint Peter
  • Basilica Saint John Lateran
  • Saint Paul Outside-The-Walls
  • Saint Mary Major

Church of God the Merciful Father

Contemporary church built by architect Richard Meier, simulates a ship with the sails deployed.

Address: Largo Terzo Millennio, 8

How to get there:

  • Bus: 556

Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola

It stands out for the magnificent decoration of the ceiling, the work of Andrea Pozzo, who through the technique of the Quadrattura, which, using a false perspective, gives the church a dome.

Address: Via del Caravita 8a

How to get there:

  • Bus: 62, 63, 83, 85, 119, 160, 492, 628


Saint Mary of the Conception of the Capuchins

In its crypt, it houses the bones of some 4,000 Capuchin monks that cover the wall.

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 7

How to get there:

  • Bus: 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 492, 590
  • Underground: Barberini


Churches of Saint Mary of Miracles and Saint Mary in Montesanto

Two almost twin churches, located in Piazza del Popolo.

The Mosque

Opened in 1995, it was built according to a design by Portoghesi, Gigliotti and Moussawi. It is the main place of worship of the Muslim community.

Address: Viale della Moschea, 85

How to get there:

  • Bus: 230

The Synagogue

Built between 1901 and 1904 and located in the Jewish quarter. It can be visited from Sunday to Thursday.

Address: Lungotevere de’ Cenci

How to get there:

  • Bus: 23, 63, 280
  • Tram: 8, Arenula/Ministero Giustizia stop


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