Santi Andrea e Bartolomeo Church Rome

The Santi Andrea and Bartolomeo Church is located near the Basilica of St. John of Lateran in the Monti district of Rome. Its main attractions are the cosmatesque floor and the mural above the altar.

Santi Andrea en Bartolomeo Church Rome

Useful information

Santi Andrea e Bartolomeo Church Rome
Santi Andrea e Bartolomeo Church

The address of the Chiesa dei Santi Andrea e Bartolomeo is Via San Giovanni in Laterano, 280/a – 00184 Rome (tel. unknown). Neighborhood: Monti. Streetcar: 12, 15, 23, 27. Bus: 54, N15, NM1, NM3. Opening Hours: The church is currently closed.

History and description

The Santi Andrea and Bartolomeo Church was built in the 7th century, on the site where Pope Honorius I was born. In the 14th century a restoration took place and in 1634 it was completely rebuilt. The reconstruction was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII Barberini, who immediately had the San Giovanni Hospital built. The architect was Giacomo Mola.

The last major reconstruction took place in 1730, under Pope Benedetto XIII Orsini.

The inconspicuous facade is characterized by pillars reaching up to the tympanum on the sides and flanking the entrance door.

The single nave interior is irregular in shape.

What to see

  • The cosmatesque floor was laid in 1462.
  • In a niche above the altar, there is a Byzantine fresco that originally decorated the walls of the no longer existing Santa Maria Imperatrice Church.

Via San Giovanni in Laterano, 280/a – Rome