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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
+39 06 581 4802
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Ranked #23 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Fountains, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

In a city awash with ancient monuments, this church is still outstanding - especially for its mosaics

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A very impressive interior with a warm , welcoming atmosphere. I could have sat in there for hours admiring the gold painted frescoes and drinking in the ambiance

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Spectacular church with an incredible ceiling and altar. All covered in gold, one of the oldest churches in the whole city. It is worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We spent a looong time in this church admiring every tiny detail or just sitting and enjoying the ambiance of the place. Stunning decor, beautiful church, well worth a look if you are in the area (and even if you are not).

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Taos, New Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This church is a must for anyone visiting the Trastevere neighborhood or anyone else who would like to escape the typical crowds in the better known churches of Rome. Much of its decoration and mosaics are Byzantine in style. We visited it mid-morning as part of our private walking tour of Trastevere so there were no tour groups and perhaps... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This very old church (records indicate the founding of a place of worship in 220 by Pope Callixtus I) is renowned for the wonderful mosaics by Pietro Cavallini, done in the late 13th century. In the apse, the brilliant Coronation of the Virgin (1291) radiates beauty, especially when lit by the computer controlled lights. N.B. I costs between 25 cents... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stunning Byzantine architecture. Lovely piazza and in a lovely quiet area of Rome away from the throng of tourists.

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Yes, Rome is full of churches and you could actually spend weeks in Rome just visiting these. Santa Maria in Trastevere may not be the most significant of them, but it's for sure one of the oldest, if not the oldest. During your stay in Rome you'll be going to Trastevere at some point, so why not peek into this... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Found this basilica as we were wandering the streets looking for somewhere to eat, lovely stained glass, statues and ornate carvings. light a candle and sit in silence with your own private thoughts

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tucked away in the now fashionable Trastevere area, this is one of the 'bling' churches in Rome, with lots of gold and 'in your face' decoration. See if you can spot the British royal coat of arms among all the other decoration. There's an interesting story behind it, not one of battles or skulduggery but of a rather nice act... More

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