Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio

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Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Praetorian Barracks
Sacro Cuore di Gesù al Castro Pretorio (Italian)
Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu ad Castrum Praetorium (Latin)
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Basic information
Location Italy Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°54′10″N 12°30′9.5″E / 41.90278°N 12.502639°E / 41.90278; 12.502639Coordinates: 41°54′10″N 12°30′9.5″E / 41.90278°N 12.502639°E / 41.90278; 12.502639
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1887
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church, Titular church, minor basilica
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francesco Vespignani[1]
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Groundbreaking 1879
Length 70 metres (230 ft)
Width 30 metres (98 ft)
Width (nave) 14 metres (46 ft)

Sacro Cuore di Gesú al Castro Pretorio (English: Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Praetorian Barracks) is a Roman Catholic parish and titular church in Rome, Italy.

It was built in 1887 by Francesco Vespignani.[1] Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the church is served by the Salesians. It has an adjoining boarding-school of arts and industries.

The church was elevated to minor basilica status in 1921.[2]




  1. ^ a b Touring Club Italiano 1999, pp. 547
  2. ^ "Basilicas in Italy". Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


  • Farnedi, Giustino (1999). Guida Alle Chiese Di Roma. Casale Monferrato: Piemme. ISBN 88-384-3087-X. 
  • Touring Club Italiano (1999), "Il rione Castro Pretorio", Roma, S.L.: Touring Club Italiano, ISBN 88-365-1324-7 

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