Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale

sights / Religious

Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Via del Quirinale 29
Getting there
Bus: Via Nazionale
Opening hours
8.30am-noon & 2.30-6pm winter, 9am-noon & 3-6pm summer
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It’s said that in his old age Bernini liked to come and enjoy the peace of this late-17th-century church, regarded by many as one of his greatest. Faced with severe space limitations, he managed to produce a sense of grandeur by designing an elliptical floor plan with a series of chapels opening onto the central area.

The opulent interior, decorated with polychrome marble, stucco and gilding, was a favourite of Pope Alexander VII, who used it while in residence at the Palazzo del Quirinale.