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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 6793926
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Ranked #18 of 722 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
66 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Behind such a bland façade and small doorway, that I had to check I was at the right place, is this truly remarkable Gothic gem of a church making this a must see to get a rare view of church architecture. After passing the somewhat eerie Madonna and Child surrounded by candles, you enter under it's soaring golden blue ceiling,... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An amazing building with so much character. Everything about it is inspiring and it is must see. Spectacular carvings and statues.

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Pijnacker
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66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When you pass the Piazza Minerva with his beautiful Obelisk carried by a young elephant, you don't have the impression of a Amazing Church. But be prepared when you walk in this Church. Amazed you will be of the hight of the Church and the lenght of it. You will walk over the graves to the altar with underneath the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Its shiny interior makes you feel under the sky, making contrast with the sober exterior. The sculptures inside are worth seeing, specially the ones from Michelangelo.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is really a 'hidden gem' in Rome. It doesn't take long at all to visit and contains many beautiful artworks including Michelangelo's statue of Christ the Redeemer. The high altar is also the final burial place of St. Catherine of Siena. The facade is somewhat plain, but the interior is as beautiful as any church in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The only only original gothic church in Rome and built on a temple of Minerva. this historic church is known in popular culture because the "Three tenors" had a concert under it's star-dotted gothic ceiling. There is a Michelangelo of Jesus holding a cross. The rooms of St. Catherine of Siena, an influential Catholic laywoman are preserved here, but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One of the best secrets of the center, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is one of the only Gothic churches in Rome! From the outside, you would never know how beautiful it is inside. Pop in, be surprised, thank me later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We just went to Rome for the second time and made sure we visited this church again. It's worth seeing because of the obelisk out front and the Michelangelo statue of Christ bearing the cross. It's very close to the pantheon so be sure to visit while you're in the neighborhood.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful! We loved it, especially since it looks like a night's sky inside, painted blue, with starts. Like no other church in Rome. Under the altar is the sarcophagus of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church. Pretty unbelievable.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This church doesn't look like too much from the outside, but spend the time and go inside. It is truly beautiful. It seemed like everywhere we looked there was some little gem to see. We took a lot of photos and walked inside and just sat and enjoyed the architecture. Just behind the Pantheon. Don't miss it. And it's free!

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