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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
06 6793926
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Ranked #17 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This church is located close to the Pantheon but is often overlooked. It is a Gothic style church with lovely chapels and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This church is located close to the Pantheon but is often overlooked. It is a Gothic style church with lovely chapels and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited this church as it was near to our apartment. Stunning art! And what a surprise to find Catherine of Siena is entombed at the front of the church. The more we stayed the more we found. One memorial made out of marble looked like cloth from a distance. The art work, just incredible. Would have given five stars... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We was group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... Nothing more beautiful in Rome you will not find... Highly recommended

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to this church with a clear purpose of paying homage to two great minds: one being St. Catherine of Sienna who rests here by the main altar (her head or heart is in Sienna). She is one of very few Catholic women saints who was proclaimed The Doctor of The Church. The other is the patron of the... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Not far from the Pantheon, definitely worth a stop. Free admission, but there was a guy asking for donations at the door. Gladly gave him some change on the way out, since the place was calm, beautiful, and contained very beautiful paintings, statues, and ceilings.

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Vaasa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All churches in Rome are beautiful and all have some interesting history. Some more and some less. Even this was fantastic and worth visiting if interested in history and art as well as architecture. Just those beggers...annoying. In front of this church there was a screaming and very aggressive one...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The church is very nice and we were very glad we visited it. However beware of the church "monitors". These were not priests or nuns or any type of legitimate people with the church yet they walked around yelling at people very sharply in Italian. This made our group of only adults very uncomfortable because while we were quiet we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Amazingly beautiful and quite quiet church. Most tourists seems to skip this, so there is really peaceful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This church is in the very cool Trastevere area. There are a ton of churches to see in Rome but this was easily a favorite.

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