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One of the first parish churches in Rome, this structure's chapel has been dated back to 140 AD, then converted to a regular church after tolerance was granted to Christians in the early fourth century.
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Via Urbana 160, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many historic and spiritually important churches in Rome. This church, however, should be on the top five to visit for anyone considering a trip to Rome. You are immediately made aware of the passage of time when you first see it- the church...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have tried to visit on several occasions while in Rome but there have been services. As a church serving the community it is excellent but as a visitor destination it is hard to access. I wouldn't recommend making a special trip but, if you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here and had the church to ourselves. The 4th century mosaic is outstanding, and it was wonderful to sit quietly and admire it. Be sure to check the hours it's open. I believe it's closed from noon to 2pm. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

A Rome guidebook I had purchased years earlier had a walking tour oriented around the many incredible churches in Rome that have ancient mosaics. I picked a few that seemed like they could all be visited in an afternoon, and away we went. First stop...More

1  Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This Church is a real gem. It isn't easy to find, but when you do it will have been worth the trip! Sit in a pew quietly, and contemplate what's going on in the mosaic. This is a very quiet Church not many people know...More

1  Thank stewartp890
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Santa Pudenziana was built in the late 4th or early 5th century. It is adorned with a wonderful mosaic behind the altar. The realistic figures are a surprise since one is used to the Byzantine figures you see in Ravenna or Monreale. These are earlier...More

1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 22 February 2018

A beautiful early Christian church - one of the oldest in Rome - with a fantastic mosaic in the apse. The rest of the church is a later restoration.

1  Thank tmacquiban
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were the only people in the basilica when we visited. It is another one of those rather beautiful churches well off the normal path taken by tourists which is a shame as it should be visited more. It is probably one of the oldest...More

1  Thank Evets54
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Moving, historical Church. Peter and Paul visited and likely prayed here. Was the church of the first popes until about 300 AD when the Lateran became the church of the pope. Very well preserved! So close to the Basilica of Santa Maria Baggiore. Extensive history...More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Another Roman church with beautiful mosaics. It is close to Santa Maria Maggiore. This church is also interesting outside.

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