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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 679 3926
08:00 - 19:00
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Beautiful and different church

In a city with a 100 churches its hard to stand out, but this one as the only gothic church in Rome does. With its unique Gothic style it is a fresh change from the mostly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a city with a 100 churches its hard to stand out, but this one as the only gothic church in Rome does. With its unique Gothic style it is a fresh change from the mostly Baroque style you find in Rome. The vault ceiling has the most beautiful blue color and the chapels all seem to match the Nave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a medieval gothic church; there are a fresco of the Assumption; to see children of the future Medicis popes and her tombs are in this church; Outside the church on the place is Berninis elephant statue in white marble, under the weight of an high obelisk, and that will illustrate that strength should support wisdom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church with some fantastic sights especially for me the Fra Lippi alter however, and it is a big however, it is kept very dark and it is not possible to see the beauty without putting 1 euro in the slot for each 'alter'. As you can imagine this adds up, there is a mad rush from... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Church close to the Pantheon, so its worth visiting if you are planning to visit the Pantheon. A short walk from Piazza Venezia.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this church on November 14th. There is not a Metro station close to this church. If you visited the Pantheon than you are close to this church. In front of the church is an obelisk of an elephant build by Bernini. There are some nice paintings in the church. Under the altar you will see the sarcophagus of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Gothic Church built in the 1200's, reputedly over the remains of an ancient Roman temple, contains the graves of Saint Catherine of Siena and two Medici popes. The church also contains beautiful art, sculpture and artisanship, characteristic of the period.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning interior with some amazing artwork and a square outside full of atmosphere and a very pleasant hotel for a comfort break.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Italy is known for beautiful churches, and Rome certainly has its share of them. The artwork is truly amazing but often there is an entrance fee or huge crowds in attendance. Not so at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, just a few minutes walk from the Pantheon, but worlds away in terms of serenity.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church, a local Parrish church houses an important piece of unfinished sculpture by Michaelangelo, of Christ holding his cross. This piece is the main reason most visitors go to the church, as I was.

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short distance from the Pantheon you will see an obelisk on the back of a Bernini elephant. It stands in front of this church. Once inside you will look up to see crisscross arches with a starry ceiling. Be sure to look for Michelangelo's statue of Christ carrying a cross. Lovely church.

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