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Santa Maria in Trastevere

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 581 4802
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Breathtaking!!!!! When we were there they were playing Chanting music. So lovely. The dome is absolutely beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking!!!!! When we were there they were playing Chanting music. So lovely. The dome is absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful church in a great piazza in my favorite neighborhood in Rome. It's worth spending a little bit of time here, then spend some time in the piazza. I was not a huge fan of t he Rick Steve's Rome Guide, but his description of this church is very good.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was so excited to visit one of only church which Jesus introducing Virgin Mary. When I arrived there, the gate was still open. So I decided to take a picture of this building from outside. Once I was ready to go in I realized that the guard was telling me to come back later. I was wondering why until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We weren't expecting too much from the place and we were positively surprised by not only its surroundings, but by the church itself! Surely the neighborhood adds greatly to the experience, but the church is worthy your time!!!

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Naklo nad Notecia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Absolutely stunning. Impressive interior with beautiful sculptures, paintings and mosaics. It is located in Trastevere area, right in the middle of the neighbourhood. One of the oldest churches in Rome.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is a hidden gem in Rome. It Is actually the oldest worshiping Christian community, going back to the time of Saints Peter and Paul when they were in Rome. It is in a lovely part of Rome with nice restaurants and cafes nearby. The mosaics are some of the best ones in Rome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Relatively simple exterior, but an amazing interior. the many pictures one can watch on web, are not presenting the beauty of this church. every element in the interior is beautiful, and leave deep impression on visitor. We visited the place during evening, and the facade is beautiful. I strongly recommend to visit during day and night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The atmosphere, the wonderful art and the sense of catholic history is flowing out of this magnificent church. Another must-see in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A lovely church with nice architecture and paintings/statutes inside. Very quiet both in church and square outside. Liked the stones making up the entrance wall with what looks like old graffitti on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The centerpiece of Travestere literally and figuratively. An important and gorgeous representation of almost 1,000 years of architecture and art. If you can, visit on Sunday during a mass.

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Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.