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Basilica di Santa Prassede

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just two minutes walk from Santa Maggiore and close to Termini station, down a small side street, the unassuming entrance to this church gives no clue to the splendours beyond. The 9th century mosaics are just stunning and can be enjoyed in peace without crowds....More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Basilica di Santa Prassede is pretty well hidden -- in addition to being on a small side street just down from the more well-known Santa Maria Maggiore, the entrance is actually on the side of the church, so without the sign above the door,...More

2  Thank David K
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Right around the corner from Maggiore. Absolutely amazing and different in style from the other Churches you might see in Rome. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This was a great place to visit and we were blown away by the paintings, and the building. Like a lot of places in Rome you need to revisit them to appreciate them fully.

1  Thank EimearQ8888
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Small church with beautiful mosaics. Compared to other churches, this one doesn't get too many visitors so spend the extra Euro or two to light up the mosaics and help maintain them.

Thank Roving_Ren
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful church to visit. Very special hidden gems to discover by yourself. Very close to Santa Maria maggiore. Come here and you will appreciate it.

Thank bruno f
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The unassuming entrance to this church leads you to a wonderful display of amazing mosaics. There are also other very interesting artefacts, especially the glass display cabinet showing part of the Column of Flagellation. This church is certainty worth seeing and is close by the...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This church is close to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The entrance is simple but don't be misled. The interior has some most beautiful mosaics from early Christian time. Those in the little chapel of St Zeno are particularly impressive. Don't miss it.

Thank A Y
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This, like the Church of Santa Pudenziana almost opposite, houses some of the earliest, and most celebrated mosaics of early Christian times. It really is a find if like me that's what interests you.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We’d walked past this ancient basilica for several nights on our way to a little pub without even noticing it. We tried to justify this astonishing blunder by saying that, after all, it was only a nondescript side entrance. We later found the original, gigantic...More

2  Thank Teresa B
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Christina D
26 June 2015|
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Response from Qualnurse | Reviewed this property |
Just like the other responses here. As I recall it was 1 euro coin to light the mosaics and there was a donation box, but no fee to enter.
3 March 2015|
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Response from 35yrdream | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is fairly wheelchair friendly except the crypt which has stairs. The street level pavement near the entrance has a step, what I can't remember is if the gradient reduces to nil at street level. Also there is a small... More
Dottie S
9 January 2015|
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Response from jane s | Reviewed this property |
Usually from 7 or 7.30am till noon, then 4 - 6. Avoid church service times (Sundays). Though you can enter and pretend to be part of the service - just don't act like a tourist!