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Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano)

Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-813-053
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Ranked #25 of 68 things to do in Assisi
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Ancient ruins, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Owner description: This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Ancient ruins, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian Church.

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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure you rent one of the audio devices for a great explanation of the temple. If you just tour on your own, you will miss out on many of the fact regarding the temple and its history.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The last time I saw this church, Assisi was socked in with fog and rain. This former Roman temple converted now to a church seemed rather dreary and unappealing. I saw it this time on a bright sunny day and the feel this time was much more interesting. For one, it seemed bigger and deeper. The bluish cast of the... More 

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just west of the main piazza a small door with roman artifacts clearly seen beyond, leads to an interesting exhibition. At only 8 Euros it's well worth a visit, letting you walk on a glass walkway directly over the original Roman paving. It puts into context the layout of the piazza above and how over time architecture has evolved and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

What a little hidden treasure the Foro Romano museum was. We only went as it was part of a three museum ticket we bought with the Rocca Maggiore for 8 Euros. What a surprise. The entrance is just off the square, if you are facing the Temple of Minerva the entrance is down the left hand road, down the hill... More 

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Gjovik, Norway
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You may think about all the attractions in Asissi that is so far not on the list of attractions in Tripadvisor. Why talk about Franc of Asissi ? Why read about him? Why be thoroughly prepaired before you travel to Asissi? The most important saint for the catholics. Do stay in noe of the cheap manastries and enjoy a real... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The roman temple is in a perfect condition. The Foro Romano has been integrated in the medioeval town.

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London
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225 reviews 225 reviews
54 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a surprise building - it seemed at first a pastiche squeezed between more modern buildings It took the guide book to convince us this is a genuine article. Fascinating though there are better examples of this type of structure all over Italy The interior is a shock - the exterior simplicity gives way to a totally OTT baroque... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a small attraction, but totally worth a visit. You can get a sense of the history of Assisi from a visit here while seeing many beautifully preserved Roman artifacts.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

You almost walk past this Roman Temple not realising it is a church. The history of the building is interesting and it is worth taking a look.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Keeps a preserved entrance of the temple, but as one travel around Italy it's possible to see more amazing things. but worth a visit

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