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This tiny church is located on the crossroads of the Quattro Fontane, where Via Del Quirinale ends. It was the first church in
Designed by Borromini in a deviation from the Baroque norm, the dome is a complex arrangement of interlocking crosses, hexagons and ovals to give a greater sense of space. The complex design blurs the distinction between architecture and art, the whole building becoming a work in itself.
The altarpiece depicts Sts Carlo Borromeo, John of Matha and Felix of Valois, created by Pierre Mignard. In the chapel to the left lies the mummified body of a Roman soldier martyr. In this chapel is the Flight to Egypt by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli.
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