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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

#37 of 1,428 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 3926
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08:00 - 12:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00
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US$10.75*
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Skip-the-lines Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour
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Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

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Amazing place to visit

This chuch was just amazingif you like to visit churhec :) It is one of the "hidden" treasures of rome. Wife said that lets go to see it before dinner and it was a pleasant... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This chuch was just amazingif you like to visit churhec :) It is one of the "hidden" treasures of rome. Wife said that lets go to see it before dinner and it was a pleasant supprice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of The incredible things to see in Rome you can't miss this as structurely it is amazing and very beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to take in here, as even before stepping inside, as you are greeted with the Bernini elephant obelisk in the front. If you are interested in attending a mass here, by all means do so! If you are wanting to visit the church itself, however, it is best to see if there will be a mass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a block away from The Pantheon, you will find this pretty square with Bernini’s statue Pulcino della Minerva, with an Egyptian obelisk and a playful elephant that will delight children and adults alike. The Egyptian obelisk is much older - it was found in the ruins of a temple of Isis that once stood nearby. What a shame that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a place to take a peak in. The architecture and the paintings in here are incredible. It's only a few steps away from the Pantheon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is great for getting photos of the amazing blue ceiling. It's definitely worth the visit as it is very unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An old church that although central (behind the Pantheon) it is generally missed. However the church is beautiful, still having the medieval feel in it with Gothic arches and ceiling. And as a plus you can see the Christ holding the cross by Michelangelo and the tomb of Fra Angelico

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

located in the city and it has a strong local congregation. it is lovely and well worth a visit while in rome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Go to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva; it is one of the Dominican Order’s major churches in Rome, is almost directly behind the Pantheon, and is certainly worth a visit. It is Rome’s only Gothic church and, as such, exhibits tall pointed vaulting and typical-Gothic, ogival arches. The drama of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva begins with the statue of an elephant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It's worth visiting this Church for a number of reasons. It's right behind the Pantheon so right next to one of the headline tourist stops. It's open all day - many churches in Rome aren't. It's noted as Rome's 'only' Gothic church - so worth visiting to compare with, and get a break from, the rampant Baroque elsewhere. It gives... More 

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