The Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a 15th century basilica near the Pantheon. It is a rare example of Gothic architecture in Rome. It is in the contiguous convent of the church that, on June 22, 1633, Galileo Galilei, suspected of heresy, abjured his scientific theses.
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli stands on the hill of the Campidoglio. The church, whose original name was Santa Maria in Capitolio, was part of the complex of buildings of a monastery that had settled on the Capitoline hill while the rest of the ancient Roman buildings was in ruins.
The Baroque church of St. Ignatius stands on the square of the same name and was built by Cardinal Ludovisi in 1626 in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The church was built next to the Collegio Romano Palace and replaced the church of S. Maria Annunziata from the 16th century. The church houses the tomb of Pope Gregory XV.