The French National Church, founded by Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici (later Pope Clemente VII) in 1518, and completed in 1589 by Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana is famous for three paintings by Caravaggio dedicated to St. Matthew and for the frescoes by Domenichino.
The vast late-Renaissance facade, probably attributed to Giacomo della Porta, is divided by pilasters into five bays, with three doors and two niches with statues of Lestache (1758). The interior has three naves with five chapels for side and a rich central choir decorated with marble, the style of the whole church is undoubtedly Baroque.
From Monday to Friday 9.30 -12.45 / 14.30 - 18.30
Saturday 9.30 -12:15 / 14.30 - 18.30
Sunday 11.30 - 12.45 / 14.30 - 18.30
Visitors are not allowed during Mass (religious services)
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Opening times are subject to change. Please call the Church or visit: http://saintlouis-rome.net/sermons/