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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
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We visited this church as part of our early Christian exploration - it was amazing. It was a really interesting and beautiful church. You will get more out of it if you know what... read more

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this church as part of our early Christian exploration - it was amazing. It was a really interesting and beautiful church. You will get more out of it if you know what you are looking for and the history of it - the relics are interesting and the story even more so. Even on a simple level, it... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Via di Santa Prassede (a side street in the heart of the old city), this relatively small church (officially a minor Basilica and ancient titular church) is a must see when visiting Rome. Known for its beautiful and exquisite Mosaics (found in the apsidal arch and the triumphal arch of the church) they are fine examples of Carolingian... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time when in Rome, make a visit to this Church. Mosaics are incredible. For Catholics, there are some amazing relics to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saint Praxedes (Prassede) was the daughter of a Roman Senator who gathered the bodies of early martyrs for burial. Legend has it that she would collect their blood with a sponge and deposit it in a well, now covered by the large porphyry disc near the main entrance. The basilica was built by Pope Paschal I in the 9th Century... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I read about this church in the Rick Steves guide to Rome and so very, very glad I took the detour to this chruch. It is quite close to Termini on a side street. I found many of the churches in Rome quite grotesque in their excesses, and the simplicity of this church and the mosaics was wonderful and very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Not fat from the santa maria, this is a very pretty church. Take time to look at all the mosaic and all the artwork all around you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks for the visit! I had and Christian music throughout vizit. we were surprised to find there a "piece" of the column of the flagelation of Jesus Christ.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Close to Santa Maria Maiore, this church has very old and beautiful mosaic, but all the church interesting (nice pieta too)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This church is situated just a few steps from Santa Maria Maggiore and the big tourist-groups.Fantastic mosaicworks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting or leaving in Rome, you have to visit the Basilica Di Santa Prassede. What a lovely church you will be surprised with the beauty of this church from the inside. Wish I could stay more than 1 hour inside..

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