060608


Roma Capitale
Zètema Progetto Cultura
060608 - Discover and buy tourist services, cultural offers and shows in Rome
You are in: Home » Culture and leisure » Historic places of worship » Catholic Churches » Domine Quo Vadis (S.Maria in palmis)
Typology: Non Parish Church

Address

Address: Via Appia Antica, 51
Zone: Quartiere Appio Latino (Roma sud)
Atac
Enter your starting address

Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 5120441
Fax: 0039 06 5120441

Opening times

Every days 8.00am-6.00pm

In summer closing time at 7.00pm
Masses
Week days 6.00pm(winter), 7.00pm(summer)
Holidays 9.00am, 11.00am, 6.00pm(winter), 7.00pm(summer)

Description

The church is situated on the site where, according to tradition, Jesus appeared to Peter, while the latter was leaving Rome in order to escape martyrdom. Upon Peter’s question: “My Lord, where are you going?” (Domine, quo vadis?”), Jesus apparently replied “I’m going to Rome to be crucified again”. Peter thus regretfully returned to Rome to be crucified. The church dates back to C. IX but was reconstructed during C.XVI and XVII. In 1637 Cardinal Francesco Barberini had the facade rebuilt. The latter is made up of a small entry portal on top of which a large window framed by a large triangular gable is situated. The church’s interior only embodies one nave with two lateral niches and a small lateral apse at the end. The church is also known as “in palmis” since it treasures a copy of a votive stone with two footsteps, believed to be Christ’s.

For more information

Culture and leisure › Green › Gardens, villas and urban parks
Last checked: 2010-02-11 12:59