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“Otherwise known as ...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy (Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori)
06 6793926
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Ranked #154 of 2,457 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fingal Bay, Australia
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“Otherwise known as ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

the Pantheon. Neither one thing nor the other, and disappointing on both counts. It felt neither sacred nor special: it was just a tourist attraction.

Visited September 2012
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“Massive, beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We spent a while enjoying this church. First of all, it is huge. Second, it is gorgeous. The ceiling, sculptures, paintings. Well worth some of your time.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful ceiling!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Don't miss this lovely structure. We went for church and were disappointed not to hear a choir or even any organ music. However, the little sights inside were a feast for the eyes.

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Rome is full of surprises”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Rome is full of surprises like a church behind the Pantheon. Amazing Gothic church in Rome..Beautiful ! Inside, the interior opens up in all its pointed-arches, blue-sky-with-gold-stars Gothic glory. Walk all the way to the apse, and you'll see, on the left, "Christ Bearing the Cross," a marble statue started by Michelangelo in 1521

Visited October 2012
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“a little surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

What a little surprise right behind the Pantheon. Found this church the last night we were in Rome by mistake. To have the statue of Christ done by Michealangelo at the altar. Beautiful!

Visited November 2012
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