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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Absolutely loved this church! Doesn't look like much from outside but gorgeous inside! Must see while you are checking out the Pantheon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The only Gothic Church in Rome is tremendous. The colors inside, the shrine to Saint Catherine of Sienna ( whose body is interred here), the reworked Michelangelo sculpture of the risen Christ, the shrine of St. Victoria, the beauty of the building itself make this a one of a kind experience in Rome. It is located behind the Pantheon. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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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