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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 6793926
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My favourite cathedral in Rome

Certainly not the most famous but for me the most beautiful.....close to The Pantheon and The Elephant obelisk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Certainly not the most famous but for me the most beautiful.....close to The Pantheon and The Elephant obelisk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's a real shame the church was closed when we came by. We went down the street and did the Pantheon but it was still closed on return. The TA reviewers have posted some great pictures to admire. Of course you cannot miss the elephant! What a lovely Bernini work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Such a beautiful cathedral! The soaring arches and vivid paintings are something you need to see. Very close to the Pantheon. Be sure to get a pic of the sweet elephant on the obelisk out front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just near the Pantheon a wonderful church full of art works and Bernini's elephant obelisk outside. Nearby are 3 shops selling ecclesiastical garments!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just 100 or so meters from the Pantheon sits this very unassuming gothic style cathedral. As nice as we've seen this size. Totally uncrowded. The fellow at the door appears to want a donation but he is not part of the church so beware. Nice to go somewhere where there's no crowd! There is a "less significant" Michaelangelo sculpture of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I think that church its one of the most beautiful in Roma. Look at its ceiling and don´t forget to see the tombs of famous cardinals and Popes. There´s a beautiful square in front of the church with a funny obelisk with an elephant made by Bernini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

an obelisk with a small elephant in front of the church, and a Christ by Michel-Angelo inside. Another beautiful church very close to the Pantheon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We are staying right here next to this incredible Gothic Church and the Pantheon. Lipi, Michelangelo and the work of other masters are displayed beautifully here. When we first walked in, our haws dropped at the massive size of this building, it's incredible stained glass windows, and the spectacular works ! Admission is free, so you really need to check... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Another beautiful church in Rome and there is a Michelangelo statue to the left of the alter. As far as Michelangelo goes it is a minor work and reputed to have been finished by an assistant. A beggar in the front is there as in many churches in Rome, but it is free to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Most of us have watched more and more of the Pantheon go next to this beautiful inner area next to the church temple. Admittedly not as impressive on the outside, to which we are accustomed to in Rome. But you should bring a few minutes! It will not disappoint anyone!

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