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“Looks simple from outside, but wonderful on the inside” 4 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 #37 of 1,490 things to do in Rome
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“Looks simple from outside, but wonderful on the inside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This church is situated at Piazza della Minerva (in front of it it's the famous Bernini's Elephant), just a few steps from Pantheon. On the outisde, the church doesn't looks very confident, but on the inside the things are different. Here you can see the tomb of Saint Catherine of Siena and Michelangelo's Christ the Redeemer.

Visited November 2012
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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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Washington, DC
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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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Dallas, Texas
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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.

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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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