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Basilica di Santa Sabina

Address: Piazza Pietro d'Iliria, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 574 3573
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Ranked #103 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 12:30 pm
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

While it is a well-known historic church, it does not get bombarded with tourists like many of the others in Rome. It was peaceful and tranquil the day we visited. We were brought with a local, and it was a really nice surprise. It was constructed in the 5th century and most of it has not changed. In fact, the... More 

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are 4 areas to visit all within a minute walk of each other. There is a park that is said to be quite famous for romantic walks next to the Basilica di Santa Sabina which is in the old Roman style. This church is built on top of another church (you can see the old ruins of that church... More 

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Turku, Finland
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187 reviews 187 reviews
68 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Basilica di Santa Sabina is on the Aventine Hill, away from the hassle downtown. There are several sights worth seeing on the hill and Santa Sabina may be the most significant of them. It's for sure one of the oldest churches in Rome and hasn't gone through that big changes over time. Compared with most of the churches full of... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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228 reviews 228 reviews
43 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very significant cathedrale in Rome...one of the oldest built on the Aventine Hill..Built on the former home of Sabina who was beheaded by an Emperor. Hadrian i believe. The church represents the crossover from a roofed Roman forum to the churches of Christendom ..i believe it was built before the V century. It is next to small public park Giardino... More 

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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Santa Sabina is the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome that preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style. IT is on the Aventine hill, often difficult to get to because you might need a car, but take a bus to the area, catch this fabulous church, a benedictine church in the area and view the keyhole that shows... More 

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Reading, PA
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348 attraction reviews
3,396 helpful votes 3,396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This church has ancient doors with one of the oldest crucifixes carved on it. The doors are in the front, covered lobby of the church. The entrance to the church is along the side. The Corinthian columns inside come from the Temple of Juno. Some day I would love to take a tour of the "scavi" (excavations) beneath the Basilica,... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Not too crowdy, amazing Roman style church. One can find peace of mind there. Orange tree garden close to the church with magnificent panorama of Rome.

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Cheraw, SC
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20 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of Rome’s paleo-Christian churches, built in AD 422-32. It still has its original carved wooden doors, with one of the earliest crucifixions in western art. The interior has huge columns taken from ancient Roman ruins, and the original marble inlay above the arches. It was re-done during the Baroque period, and that influence is most visible in... More 

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Newton-le-Willows, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

this church is a little gem tucked away off the beaten track, it has a wonderful ethereal feel to it and isnt as showy as some . Next to the church are the orange gardens with fabulous veiws across the city .Well worth seeking out

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Fresno, California
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61 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a massively huge church that is worth walking into for perspective. It is just down the road from the keyhole of Malta so if you are there it is worth seeing.

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