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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 3926
08:00 - 19:00
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Good example of a Gothic church which j believe is the only Gothic church in Rome. The ceiling is lovely and the place has an eery dark feel about it which makes it different to... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good example of a Gothic church which j believe is the only Gothic church in Rome. The ceiling is lovely and the place has an eery dark feel about it which makes it different to the other churches. Some great works of art here as well

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building doesn't look like much from the outside. My husband and I actually walked by it several times throughout our trip and never even realized it was there until we decided to go out of our way to find it. Looks can be deceiving, however! Once you walk through the door, it is absolutely stunning to behold. Everything about... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had hoped for some of the historical connection to the previous temple of Minerva to be available but it wasn't. It is a stunningly beautiful Basillica however and if you like churches, you will love it. It's also very dark and cool inside which can be quite refreshing after walking in the hot sun.

Thank Debra L
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only Gothic church in Rome was the center of the Dominican Order. I think that here was conducted trial against Galileo

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. You can't miss St Catherine and Michelangelo is to the left of the altar. There is a coin box for light but otherwise it i snot marked os read your guidebook.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just round the corner from the pantheon . Lovely piazza - with giant elephant statue outside . Beautiful church inside

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Sandy, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near the front of the church is a statue by Michelangelo. It's right next to the forum and worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far this is one of my favourite churches in Rome. With St Catherine of Siena under the main altar and the MIchelangelo statue of Christ Jesus to the left, as well as the tomb of Fra Angelico to the side of the main church. There is so much to see and to discover.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, just an amazing piece of architecture and beautiful on a lovely sunlight day. This is the heart of the Roman empire so expect and look out for beautiful architecture

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is plain to look at from the outside, but inside is amazing. Located next to the Pantheon, it is a must see.

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