Virtual tour panorama showing the highly decorated side chapel of Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome. This picture was taken in 2006 and shows the brightly coloured frescoes within the chapel, part of the attraction of the church.
Santa Maria del Popolo - Side Chapel - Rome visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Santa Maria del Popolo - Side Chapel' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Roma.
Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the more important churches in Rome. It stands on Piazza del Popolo and is a popular tourist attraction with a highly decorated interior. This virtual tour shows the side chapel, one of the highlights of the church decorated with the 'Assumption of the Virgin' by Annibale Carracci. Also within the church are frescoes by Pinturicchio, sculptures by Andrea Bregno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Cerasi Chapel, and canvases of 'Caravaggio' (Crucifixion of St. Peter and Conversion on the Way to Damascus). The church dome is decorated with Raphael's 'Creation of the World' mosaics. Outside the facade shows one the of the best examples of early the Renaissance style in Rome.
A chapel has stood on this site since 1099, initially built over the tomb of the Domitia family, funded by the people of Rome and so called 'Maria del Popolo' (Mary of the People). The chapel became a church in the 13C. The current church was built between 1472 and 1477, with further changes being made in the 16C and 17C.
On the other side of the Piazza del Popolo are the churches of S. Maria dei Miracoli and S Maria di Montesanto.