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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Hannover, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Looking at the church's facade I would have thought that it belonged to the 'Poor Clares.' - a flat off-white wall, with 3 port holes! - That's it! I took a look inside - nothing spectacular, a blue ceiling, lovely polished marble floor and a couple of large white statues. Then I looked up the popes referred to here! Paul... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are SO MANY beautiful churches in Italy; this one is nice, but it's really pretty dark inside. The ceiling is indeed blue, but pictures taken with bright flash make it look really bright--it's not. This church is worth a vist as you walk by going to/from the Pantheon; I can't recommend going out of your way. I've visited here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

just behind Pantheon a must see. Beautiful church with a Michelangelo of Christ. Stunning blue ceiling. As in all of the churches ...women if wearing shorts just go buy a scarf from a street vender & wrap around your waist. They are very sensitive about that. Cant miss it, there's a statue of an elephant out front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Santa Maria sopra Minerva (free entry) is a lesser known but significant church to visit in Rome. Built in 1280, this is Rome's oldest surviving Gothic church and home to impressive Italian art spanning the major art genres since the Medieval period. Located just a couple minutes walk from the Pantheon, Santa Maria sopra Minerva is open every day 7am-7pm... More 

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 6793926
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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