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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 722 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Valencia, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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

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Vaasa, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lot of very old mosaics preserved. Really worth visiting if interested in history, art, arthistory end architecture! 10 points of 10 possible from us!

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Javea, Spain
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119 reviews 119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

One of my favourite of Rome churches located near Santa Maria Maggiore. A hidden gem from the 9th century ... with amazing byzantine mosiacs. Have a seat in a pew ... and take a moment to take it all in. Beautiful ... special.

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Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you are going to climb this and claustrophobic, then I wouldn't bother! However I climbed it and the views of the city are breathtaking - I fell in love with Rome

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LAND O LAKES
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The inside was much nicer than the outside would indicate. A few minutes walk from the entrance to S. M. Maggiore so why pass it up. Wonderful mosaics and artwork. Drop 1 euro in the box to light it up to fully appreciate mosaics.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
71 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A rare gem, seldom seen. Enjoy its sublime peace. "Reviews must be at least 50 characters." Don't they know that sometimes the least said the better?

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Irvine, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This Byzantine Church has mosaics that are unlike any other church I've seen. You can sense the majesty and wonder that this church had over the years. This really shouldn't be missed. It's easy to find and not far from the train station. There is also a really good Illy coffee and pastry shop on the next block.

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Palmer, Alaska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Even if mosaics are not your thing. Find this church just down from St. Mary Major and indulge yourself. Mosaic art has its own beauty that is not always easy to appreciate but IF you don't know or like mosaics -- you need to learn from/study the best. These ancient mosaics were done by masters brought in from Constantinople. Use... More

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

An outstandingly beautiful and ancient church near the great Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Worth visisting for the mosaics alone.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
64 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visit as many as you can they each have their own specialities in the interior paintings, don't be put off by the exterior wait till you go inside

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