Drawing inspiration from the Maison Caree, the L’église de la Madeleine is a stunning church in the Neo-classical style. Apart from this, it is considered as one of the best maintained and preserved of all the Roman churches. Go inside this church and spend some time adoring its beautiful structure.
This church boasts of a single central approach to the high altar (nave). Visitors must check out its 52 Corinthian columns, each one of which is 20 meters high and are found around the entire building. Halt for a moment whilst entering the church and spend some time viewing its bronze doors. Reliefs that represent the Ten Commandments are present on those doors.
On first view, visitors might make the mistake of believing that this is a Greek temple because of its architectural style. Large sized Greek columns adorn the exterior of this church. There are two statues inside the church, which are worth viewing. One of them is dedicated to Joan of Arc, and the other depicts Mary Magdalene being carried to heaven.
At present, this church is affiliated with a Benedictine abbey. Masses along with fashionable weddings of the city are celebrated here. Do not miss out viewing the famous pipe organ built by Aristide Cavaille-Coll.