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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 6793926
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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We stayed in the Grand Hotel Minerve in Piazza della Minerve and to find this historic gothic church literally on our doorstep was an opportunity not too be missed. Recently... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Grand Hotel Minerve in Piazza della Minerve and to find this historic gothic church literally on our doorstep was an opportunity not too be missed. Recently Andrea Botticelli amongs other greats performed here too-see them on You Tube. This church is truly beautiful, the artwork is fantastic and impressive, the ceiling is a true masterpiece -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By far one of my favorites in Rome! I just loved the blue starry sky of the vault. There is a statue of Christ by Michelangelo which is a true masterpiece, but I fell for the one of Saint John the Baptist. It’s breathtaking!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church Saint Mary Sopra Minerva (that was built on the site of a pagan temple dedicated to the Goddess Minerva) is situated behind the Pantheon. It worth be visiting due to statue made by Michelangelo known as Jesus risen from the dead. Also, there is the grave of monk Angelico Brothers. Last but not least, the tourists should be... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a major Roman Catholic church in the historic centre of Rome. It is built at the site of an ancient temple of the Roman goddess Minerva (Athena in Greek mythology). Sopra in Italian means “on”. Admission to the church is free. In front of the main altar is a marble statue of Christ... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit the Pantheon make sure you visit this church. From the outside it does not seem very interesting, however inside what a difference. Full of interesting features, the main alter is quite simply stunning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the only Gothic-style church in the center of Rome which is a welcome change from the over-the-top Baroque found elsewhere. But even more unusual,is this church's interior is painted. While most people think of Gothic churches as these somber grey stone buildings with buttresses, we forget that when these churches were built... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Basilica right across our Grand Hotel de la Minerve. On the Plaza della Minerva at the historic center of Rome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget about reading reviews, just look at the photos! This church really stands out because of the lovely blue ceilings. I would really love to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We seen the doors open so we walked inside. They had a sculpture display inside the front doors. We went in and sat for a moment resting our feet. There was a sculpture display inside. The walls ceilings and stained glass windows were all very beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each church is slightly different, but there are so many that are worth a visit. This one's no exception. The ceiling and the altar are noteworthy, for starters. There's a Michelangelo sculpture, the usual relics (including most of St Catherine), and some other interesting art, sculptures and tombstones.

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