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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 3926
08:00 - 12:30
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A complete surprise ; much better than we expected. Load of history and great art.

This Church was built about 1250 and is the only Gothic church in Rome. It is virtually alongside the Pantheon showing it is in an area where a lot of early significant Roman... read more

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This Church was built about 1250 and is the only Gothic church in Rome. It is virtually alongside the Pantheon showing it is in an area where a lot of early significant Roman building took place. You can find it as it has elephant with a Obelisk on top of it out the front. It is built on what was... More 

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Visiting these wonderful churches, full of history and art, should not be missed. This gothic styled church, the only one remaining in Rome is located just behind the Pantheon so not off the beaten path of attractions that are typical must sees. Besides housing a wonderful sculpture by Michelangelo of Christ the Redeemer. Never pass up an opportunity to engage... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying right next door at the Hotel de la Minerva, so the Santa Maria Sopra was perfect for our private family prayer meeting. The atmosphere here is wonderful for the soul, the interior is breathtaking, and we were blessed to stop here each day to give thanks for our fabulous stay in Rome.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located near to the Pantheon, this is indeed a magnificent place of worship. The wonderful ceilings and splendour of the church must be seen.

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This church is just behind the Pantheon and doesn't look much from the outside but it has beautiful painted walls and a high vaulted ceiling. The altar is also very impressive.

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Good example of a Gothic church which j believe is the only Gothic church in Rome. The ceiling is lovely and the place has an eery dark feel about it which makes it different to the other churches. Some great works of art here as well

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The building doesn't look like much from the outside. My husband and I actually walked by it several times throughout our trip and never even realized it was there until we decided to go out of our way to find it. Looks can be deceiving, however! Once you walk through the door, it is absolutely stunning to behold. Everything about... More 

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I had hoped for some of the historical connection to the previous temple of Minerva to be available but it wasn't. It is a stunningly beautiful Basillica however and if you like churches, you will love it. It's also very dark and cool inside which can be quite refreshing after walking in the hot sun.

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The only Gothic church in Rome was the center of the Dominican Order. I think that here was conducted trial against Galileo

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Worth a visit. You can't miss St Catherine and Michelangelo is to the left of the altar. There is a coin box for light but otherwise it i snot marked os read your guidebook.

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