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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 699 0672
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
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“gothic church” (110 reviews)
“blue ceiling” (57 reviews)
“fra angelico” (49 reviews)
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LOCATION
Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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+39 06 699 0672
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"gothic church"
in 110 reviews
"blue ceiling"
in 57 reviews
"fra angelico"
in 49 reviews
"st catherine"
in 30 reviews
"risen christ"
in 30 reviews
"christ the redeemer"
in 28 reviews
"filippino lippi"
in 23 reviews
"main altar"
in 27 reviews
"elephant statue"
in 20 reviews
"christ bearing the cross"
in 19 reviews
"gothic style"
in 18 reviews
"egyptian obelisk"
in 28 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 11 reviews
"dominican order"
in 8 reviews
"buried here"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 9 reviews
"great art"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seek out this church (near several of the religious clothing shops). Beautiful inside with some interesting tombs to venerate. A peaceful haven in quite a busy area of the city.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is right behind the much-visited Pantheon but without the crowd. Unlike some other lavishly decorated churches in Rome, this one is mainly in blue. The light colour gives a comfortable feeling inside the church. A great place that is off the beaten path.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit, this time we were the guides for friends and family who came along this trip. We stayed at the Hotel Minerva just steps away and we found no lines but need to be wary of the times it is open....More

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A church located near the Pantheon and an obelisk on top of an elephant. It was a little dark inside, but it was not too busy. It has a nice stained glass windows and a Michelangelo statue.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church is a bit dark due to renovations that are in progress. A few things have changed, no more picture taking, but you can still see the Michelangelo statue up close with very little between you and one of his lesser known works of...More

Thank BernieandJune
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A short walk from the Pantheon, this is just a lovely church, with hardly any visitors. A few kind of eerie accents and alcoves, with lovely statues. Plus, the elephant obelisk is right in the piazza outside!

Thank travveller95
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I really wanted to visit this church having seen the photos online. But was very disappointed because it's very dark inside and hard to see the artwork. There are lights around the chapels inside, but you have to put money into a machine to activate...More

Thank HistoryGuy1517
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I remembered the ceiling in this church from my first visit to Rome over 20 years ago. This was my first time back and I wasn't disappointed. Despite the outside being covered in scaffolding you can still go in and see the loveliness of the...More

Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

In comparison to Sant’Ignazio, Gothic Santa Maria Sopra Minerva was restrained. Apparently, the façade was undergoing renovation, with a cloth scrim covering the scaffolding, so I wound up missing it and then turning around. Inside, gold stars spangled the ceiling, with angels on clouds appearing...More

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

At this church you will find the Christ bearing the cross statue that is unique. The statue portrait Jesus with biceps and muscles. There is also a tomb for St. Catherine of Siena. Don't miss this church.

Thank yokielisa
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