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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 3926
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'Dark' Gothic

It's worth visiting this Church for a number of reasons. It's right behind the Pantheon so right next to one of the headline tourist stops. It's open all day - many churches... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's worth visiting this Church for a number of reasons. It's right behind the Pantheon so right next to one of the headline tourist stops. It's open all day - many churches in Rome aren't. It's noted as Rome's 'only' Gothic church - so worth visiting to compare with, and get a break from, the rampant Baroque elsewhere. It gives... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were asked to go into this church sort of next to the Pantheon. It is very unassuming on the outside but don't let that deter you from entering. The inside is amazing. We went in late afternoon and the lights were not on in the main of the church. Be prepared to have some coin euros in your pockets.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not far from the Pantheon, is a small Church of St Minerva. I had not heard about it before I walked into it. It looked interesting, so I decided to take a stroll in. Several people were looking at the statue near the front, I asked someone what they were looking at... he said its a Michelangelo. I was blown... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is worth a visit when you are in the Pantheon neighborhood. It has a Michaelangelo sculpture and art by Fra Lippi. I enjoyed visiting churches that, like this one, are not as crowded as the top-tier sights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church facade is unimpressive. However the interior of this space is incredibly beautiful. It dates back to the Gothic period and is the only Gothic church in Rome. its history goes back to the time of the romans. It has a beautiful art sculpture by Michaelangelo and magnificent frescos by Filippo Lippi. It has been altered and renovated through... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entering this one wasn't something really special, according to me and according to all other basilicas and monuments that are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a sign for no phones yet everybody was taking pictures, just be quiet and no flash. Make sure to look at the ceiling of course!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another impressive church outside and in and intricately decorated ceiling. Within close proximity of the Pathanon. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church sport both a sculpture by Bernini on the outside (the elephant at the base of the obelisk) and a Michealangelo to the side of the main alter. Bring a euro to illuminate the statue. Neat the Pantheon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

In a city with a 100 churches its hard to stand out, but this one as the only gothic church in Rome does. With its unique Gothic style it is a fresh change from the mostly Baroque style you find in Rome. The vault ceiling has the most beautiful blue color and the chapels all seem to match the Nave... More 

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