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“Only mosaic-lined chapel in Rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica Di Santa Prassede

Basilica Di Santa Prassede
Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 2456
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Ranked #8 of 686 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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“Only mosaic-lined chapel in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Wouldn't have known to visit this church had we not met a Priest and 2 other travelers in a wine bar the night before. Fantastic mosaics in the Zeno Chapel and lots of history throughout the church, some of which may or may not be true. Also allegedly contains scenes from books that didn't' make it into the bible - Director's Cut, I guess.

Visited September 2012
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Tracy, California
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“High ranking and deserves it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

On your way to or from Santa Maria Magiore this is worth a visit. It is unassuming from the outside, but inside the mosaics are wonderful. This is also a working church and not just a tourist stop. Imagine going to worship there. Visit the side chapel and pay to turn on the lights (not much). The wooden crucifix is a great piece of work. Of interest is the seat for the bishop which seems to hang from the wall. Not large and not crowded, but a memorable visit.

Visited September 2012
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Augusta, Maine
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“Bring coins for the spectacular mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The tiny "Chapel of Xeno" is gorgeous when lit up - the gold mosaic unbelievable and right up close. This delightful ancient church is just a block away from Santa M. Maggiore and worth a special visit.

Avoid the gift shop - the guy there is pushy, says he doesn't have change, and tries to say you've agreed to buy stuff when you haven't.

Visited October 2012
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glasgow, scotland
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“Gorgeous mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a lovely little church, just a short walk from Santa Maria Magiore. The mosiacs are simply gorgeous and glittering, do put on the lights in the lady chapel to get the full effect and the rest of the church is charming as well. Very pleased we went, well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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“Hidden away.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a chance find,beautiful,interesting,quiet and holy.Lots to see and qietly explore,wonderful mosaics and frescos.

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