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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
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This church is a gothic gem in Rome.

Santa Marie Sopra Minerva was built in the 13th century on the ancient sight of at Temple of Minerva. It is one of the few Gothic churches in Rome. It is easy to spot because it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Belton, South Carolina

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Belton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Santa Marie Sopra Minerva was built in the 13th century on the ancient sight of at Temple of Minerva. It is one of the few Gothic churches in Rome. It is easy to spot because it has Bernini's sculpture of an elephant with an obelisk on it's back out front. The space inside is wonderful to experience. The art and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We found this basilica by chance, when we were walking around after our visit to Pantheon. There was a wedding preparation during that time and it was nice to see that, too. The most interesting thing in the basilica is the Jesus scultupture of Mischelangelo. You must see how the church make the sculpture look more "religious" :)

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were heading to the Pantheon on our way we found this beautiful church at the corner, when we entered we founded amazing, we found a statue of Christo which made by my favorite Artist Michelangelo which I found has a story around as all his works.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

From the outside this building looks quite simple and could easily be missed. We spotted others going inside so thought we would have a look. It was wonderful inside and we were very pleased we had gone in. The art work and atmosphere are incredible.

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I read about this church in a fiction book about Rome. I don't think it's well-known, but we went to see it because of the Michelangelo statue inside. The stature was magnificent and we were pleasantly surprised by the number of paintings and sculptures by well-known artists, many of which were exquisite. This was my favorite church in Rome!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Churches can get a bit tedious after awhile, but this one is located close to the Pantheon, so it is an easy stop. Go inside and take a look around, there is no reason not to! Check out the carved signs on the outside, to the right of the door. It marks the locations of past floods- it is amazing... More 

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have to agree with the many other reviews who say this church is underestimated. It is a truly beautiful church even though very uninspiring from its exterior appearance. And since it is so close to the Pantheon, it can be added to an itinerary without effort. What I want to mention also though is the tomb of one of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican city get all the pub in Rome but Santa Maria Minerva is a must see while in Rome! Beautiful, inspiring, not crowded and a Michelangelo! GO!!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A wonderful way to spend a hour or so while wandering around Rome is to go into some of the many chruch buildings and enjoy the peace and tranquillity they offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Absolutely loved this church! Doesn't look like much from outside but gorgeous inside! Must see while you are checking out the Pantheon.

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