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Santa Pudenziana

Via Urbana 160, Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 4622
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One of the first parish churches in Rome, this structure's chapel has been dated back to 140 AD, then converted to a regular church after tolerance was granted to Christians in the early fourth century.
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Via Urbana 160, Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 4622
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were the only people in the basilica when we visited. It is another one of those rather beautiful churches well off the normal path taken by tourists which is a shame as it should be visited more. It is probably one of the oldest...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Moving, historical Church. Peter and Paul visited and likely prayed here. Was the church of the first popes until about 300 AD when the Lateran became the church of the pope. Very well preserved! So close to the Basilica of Santa Maria Baggiore. Extensive history...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Another Roman church with beautiful mosaics. It is close to Santa Maria Maggiore. This church is also interesting outside.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of the oldest churches in Rome, worth a visit if you are going to the nearby Santa Maria Maggiore. The church is below street level and very quiet. Mosaics date back to the 4th century.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Hotel Viminale that backs directly onto this Church. It looked fantastic so was our choice for Mass on Sunday. When we looked up the history, it made the visit more special. However, what made it better was the Priests and...More

2  Thank Paul84Lurcher
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Oldest church in Rome. 4th century. Peter's table on which he first celebrated the Eucharist in Rome (at Senator Pudens' home on which the church was built) is here and is located in the side chapel to the left of the apse.

1  Thank Quonmisc
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A lovely, warm feeling envelops this basilica which is also the national church of the Philippines. The mosaic of "Christ the legislator" is unusual. This church is reputedly built on the site of an earlier house owned by Pudens - see 2 Tim 4:2 Eubulus...More

4  Thank Arielruffian
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Supposed to be the oldest Christian church in Rome the 4th century mosaics take you back to ancient Rome.

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Mosaics are one of the things I will travel hundreds of miles to see. Ravenna, for example, keeps me coming back time and again, and San Mineato al Monte in Florence is somewhere I just fell in love with. I love early Christian churches, love...More

4  Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Actually, this place was built up in the 2nd Century; this building of the Church Santa Pudenziana was erected in the 4th Century. We are looking thus at more that 16 centuries of history.The main sight inside is the beautiful 4th century mosaic over the...More

2  Thank Hendrik_NL
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