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Basilica Di Santa Prassede

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Address: Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 488 2456
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07:00 - 12:30
16:00 - 18:30
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Santa Prassede really is a hidden gem. Though it's located in the street which bears its name, it is still not easy to find, esp in lieu of grandeur of Maria Maggiore nearby. BUT... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Santa Prassede really is a hidden gem. Though it's located in the street which bears its name, it is still not easy to find, esp in lieu of grandeur of Maria Maggiore nearby. BUT, it's worth trying. It's an old old one, with many layers of Roman history - Rome in itself. There are both Byzantine mosaics and almost pre-Raphaelite,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked into Santa Prassede just as they were finishing mass and we could listen to the last bit of organ music. That set the tone to sit down and admire the beautiful mosaics I have read so much about. Absolutely wothwhile to go

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful basilica close to the Santa Maria Maggiore astounded me with the quality and quantity of the mosaics in the apse and in the San Zeno chapel. Do not miss it ! These exceptional Byzantine mosaics are dated to more than 1200 years ago, and are still unique, as far as Rome is concerned.There are also nice traces of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small church very close to Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are the most beautiful mosaics in Rome made in the 9th century. It is definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

By just wandering by we happened upon this beautiful Church. I still need to do a little research on the history of the place but it must be important because there were two school groups inside when we were there. The small nave on one side of the main sanctuary was just beautiful.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Santa Prassede is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome which one can visit without being surrounded by hordes of tourists clicking cameras for selfies. It is so peaceful and one can actually pray. It should not be missed, especially if one is in the vicinity of Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is close to Santa Maria Maggiore and is easy to visit. Be sure to put a 1E coin into the box to light up the mosaics that are about a thousand years old!

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

old world art with impressive scenes, walls full of amazing murals sculptures show amazing detail with all types of designs

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Santa Prassede is a few steps from Santa Maria Maggiore, and while the latter is engulfed by throngs of tourists, the latter is calm and unvisited. Many elements are reused items (e.g., columns, etc.) taken from old Roman temples. Perhaps the highlight of this truly ancient church is the memorial chapel. dedicated to St. Zeno, that Pope Pascal built for... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

People have loved this place for over a thousand years; you feel it as you walk in and around and look up. Our hotel waiter was brought up nearby and on his recommendation we ventured up the side street and in the small door. The mosaics are of great feeling and beauty and you know why people have looked after... More 

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