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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
Phone Number: +39 06 581 4802
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Ranked #26 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Fountains, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Type: Religious Sites, Fountains, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We popped in the church on a Sunday afternoon after walking around Trastevere and were totally taken by how beautiful the church is. I know most churches in Rome are stunning, but we were lucky enough to walk in when there was a service going on and a baby was being baptized! If you are in the neighborhood or want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a beautiful church tucked away in a small piazza. It really is a special place that is absolutely beautiful on the inside. Take some time to go to this church and sit quietly inside - you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lovely clean church with beautiful architecture and feel. Open to the public even if you don't go for the services.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visiting this church was a very special experience for me. Although the outside is indeed beautiful, I did not expect how spectacular the inside would be. A mentor of my group did a translation of mass to English, and it was a really nice way to end our trip to Rome. If I can give one piece of advice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of the Rome's oldest places of worship, on a small lively piazza in the heart of Trastevere, enclosed in splendid 16th century buildings. Surrounded by myths and legends, it was the first church to be dedicated to the Virgin, and to host a public mass. A grand medieval church with truly stunning 12th-century mosaics by Pietro Cavallini.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not many visitors to Rome think of visiting this church as it is located in Trastevere which is slightly off the beaten track of sights in the city centre. However, Trastevere itself is worth a visit with its myriad bars, restaurants and shops. And when you visit the neighbourhood, you should pop by this church too. For one thing, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It's a bit off the beaten path, but the acoustics in this church are wonderful. We had the opportunity to hear a choir sing while we were visiting, and it was spectacular. Additionally, the church itself is beautiful on the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in Rome, located in Trastevere just across the Tiber, and dating back to about the 4th century. The 12th century mosaics in the apse are dazzling, and just spectacular. With all of the gold used, it is best to visit in the morning light if possible. A beautiful and serene place to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Notre Dame in Paris and have been to the Duomo in Florence as well as dozens of churches throughout Europe, but we happened across Santa Maria whilst taking an early evening stroll and heard the singing inside, so decided to enter. This church is simply magnificent, nothing else can describe it. The architecture is stunning, probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the oldest churches in Rome. The highlight being the 12th and 13th century mozaics. I like the columns and the floor too.

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