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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 699 0672
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“gothic church” (110 reviews)
“blue ceiling” (56 reviews)
“fra angelico” (49 reviews)
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Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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"gothic church"
in 110 reviews
"blue ceiling"
in 56 reviews
"fra angelico"
in 49 reviews
"st catherine"
in 30 reviews
"risen christ"
in 30 reviews
"christ the redeemer"
in 28 reviews
"filippino lippi"
in 23 reviews
"bernini's elephant"
in 22 reviews
"main altar"
in 27 reviews
"gothic style"
in 18 reviews
"christ bearing the cross"
in 18 reviews
"egyptian obelisk"
in 28 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 11 reviews
"dominican order"
in 8 reviews
"buried here"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 8 reviews
"great art"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At this church you will find the Christ bearing the cross statue that is unique. The statue portrait Jesus with biceps and muscles. There is also a tomb for St. Catherine of Siena. Don't miss this church.

Thank yokielisa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gothic! Vaulted ceilings! Stained glass! I A nice change of architectural style given the significant number of churches from the renaissance and baroque periods in Rome. But, there is still a Michelangelo and Bernini in this place so you don't have to be forlorn about...More

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the recommendation of our Pantheon tour guide, who informed us that the church was built over a temple dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva. This church is incredibly beautiful; with amazing frescoes and statues (including a Michelangelo and a Bernini) inside. The ceiling...More

Thank Sophie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is located just 1 block behind the Pantheon and worth the visit inside. There you will find a Michelangelo and Bernini! There is so much beauty to see and history as well. The 1st Christian church on this site was built over the...More

Thank LPLoveToTravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think I was expecting to see some ruins from the original temple which, I read, was actually a temple to Isis. Unfortunately there is no sign of Minerva/Isis. The current Gothic Church was started in the 1100’s and completed in 1370. There has been...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this is the last remaining gothic church in Rome, as all the others had a baroque make-over. This fact alone should encourage you to visit. The church is very beautiful, with its painted gothic vault and lots of stained glass. Must visit, and enjoy...More

Thank eagertraveller123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love entering the cool, quiet, sanctuary of this church in central Rome. It is very close to the crush of the crowds at the Pantheon. Inside resides a wonderful, original statue, "The Risen Christ," right where Michelangelo delivered it in 1520. It is one...More

Thank fallriverrancher
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked all the way over to this church. Rome is difficult in that you start to get used to beauty and awe. The last marble statue or column was beautiful, and then another, and then another. It kind of numbs you. I had that...More

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it’s the gothic style, maybe it’s the incredible blue ceiling and stars, maybe it’s all of the popes and St. Catherine’s body or perhaps the Michelangelo statue... whatever it is, I always make a point of spending time at this church anytime we’re in...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This church is a masterpiece, full of history and beautiful art. It worth going there, by the way you will see Michelangelo’s Statue of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, there is much more to see and visit, because this used to be the headquarters of Dominicans in...More

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