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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
06 6793926
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Ranked #15 of 688 attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Literally less than a block away from the Pantheon, behind it sits the only Gothic church in all of Rome, the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva .  It houses... more »
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Tehran
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

it's just a block to the Pantheon.the only Gothic church in Rome,the beautiful blue ceiling with heavenly paintings.here you can find the Michelangelo's Cristo della Minerva sculpture!it's breathtaking and when we were there, there were nobody else in the church.how lucky we are!

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Roskilde, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The outside looks the church does not look like much, but you can break away from Bernini's elephant in the square in front, you see inside the Church probably the most beautiful blue ceiling throughout Rome.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Doesn't look like very much from the outside,but once you get in it takes your breath away...mind boggling!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The church was busy with tourists who had to step over a herd of gypsies parked on the front steps of the basilica. The problem was that each of the tourists was holding a guidebook but not actually seeing anything around them. Being the only Gothic church in Rome most people noticed that it was "different" but couldn't actually articulate... More

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Manchester
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely church. We went on to escape the rain but I'm glad we did. The ceiling is impressive. Rome is full of churches but this is bigger than most but not as popular as the more well known ones.

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Beautiful church with awesome works of art. The little square with 'Il Elefantino' is also very nice.

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Hilversum
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Beautiful and amazing blue ceiling. Bernini art in the church. The Madonna with all the candles in the middle of the church is very nice.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This church is a block away from the Pantheon. It is open from 7-7 during the weekdays and on the weekends there are several hours in the afternoon when the church is closed. In the front of the church is a unique Egyptian obelisk that rests on an elephant by Bernini. The church was built on (sopra) the site of... More

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Prague
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Charming church close to the Pantheon. In front of the church there is a small square where local kids were playing footbool in the evening.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Beautiful church. In the piazza in front is an elephant supporting an obelisk - very unique, it might be the only elephant in Rome.

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