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Basilica Di Santa Prassede

Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 2456
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Ranked #7 of 731 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Woking, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This little church is hidden behind the Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore. but is far more beautiful. The outside doesn't look like anything at all but inside the church are the most amazing mosaics which are spaced throughout the church. Take a couple of loose euros to turn on the lighting in some sections as camera flashes are not allowed... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Nothing of note to see from the outside,but inside a Byzantine masterpiece;with some of romes most radient mosaics depicting saints,lambs,palm trees and poppies decorating the apse.In the central nave,a stone slab covers the well where St Prassede is said to have buried 2,000 martyrs.A wonderful 9th century church,well worth visiting.

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Falls Church, Virginia, USA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not on the usual tourist treadmill, but it should be. The church's main feature is the collection of unbelievably good Byzantine style mosaics -- probably the best in Italy outside of Ravenna. There's also a piece of the pillar where Christ was flogged on his way to the crucifixion. Definitely worth a visit

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North Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

How many churches can you visit? In ROME you should try to visit as many as possible because they have such wonderful pieces of sculpture, paintings, mosaics, architectural features that stun you with their beauty, and their history. This basilica is a treasure and well worth a visit. The mosaics are outstanding and a must see!

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Monroe, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful old church. Beautiful mosaics. The church contains a piece of of the column that Jesus was flogged on.

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Senior Contributor
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31 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Sì No We was group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... A bit surprised about staff attitude (in good way)... architecture was amazing.... Highly Recommended...

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Nis, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My favorite basillica/church/site in Rome. If I have only one spot to visit in Rome, it would be this extraordinary beautiful place! Just a minute from Santa Maria Magiore, it gets overshadowed by it, but though both beautiful, this one is just WOW! But, bit tricky to find as there is only a door leading towards it. No external 'greatness'... More

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London, United Kingdom
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112 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We was group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... A bit surprised about staff attitude (in good way)... architecture was amazing.... Highly Recommended...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have visited hundreds of churches in Rome, ancient, old, modern, and contemporary. This small, off the beaten path is AMAZING. The mosaics of the S Zeno chapel are superb. It remains on my top ten lost of places to visit in Rome.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A very very old typical Roman church. Well worth a visit. A hidden gem near to Santa Maria Maggiore.

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