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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 6793926
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Beautiful church

Steps away from the Grande Hotel Minerva, one might overlook it from the outside. But once inside, it's magnificent. I happened onto a morning service with Dominican priests. The... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Steps away from the Grande Hotel Minerva, one might overlook it from the outside. But once inside, it's magnificent. I happened onto a morning service with Dominican priests. The vaulted ceilings, frescos and art are very beautiful and worth taking time to linger. I loved the atmosphere, and of course lighting some candles in prayer.

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Shiraz, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

its a good place for and i like to go there, i suggest this place for people to go and enjoy with their family or friend

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers (better known as the Dominicans) in Rome, Italy. The church's name derives from the fact that the first Christian church structure on the site was built directly over the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled in here, out of the heat and was captivated by its beauty. The outside does not give you any idea of the paintings within.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to visit like all churches in Rome. Well worth a look. Lots of nice paintings on the ceiling and cool inside when it's too hot in the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again, a church that looks like not much from the outside but wows on the inside! Built over a pagan temple (Sopra Minerva means "over Minerva" and it was her temple that they built over), full of great artwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this piazza to find a huge sculpture of an elephant, so I was curious to know what is behind the sculpture. I came into one of the most beautiful churches I rome. What a ceiling. Each corner is a separate chapel with amazing art and sculptures. It is a real gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here because my daughter said it was her favorite church in Rome after five weeks here. Wow. Michaelangelo's Christ the Redeemer is worth the visit all by itself. The paintings, the sculptures, the tombs, all of it is just incredible. And it is very well curated in the signage, so that visitors can understand the themes and allusions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful work of art - the famous ceiling of the church, colored blue to reflect the night sky. Highly recommended on a visit to Pantheon. Also because it is very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having run the Rome tourist race for several days going to all the key attractions, we took a day to ourselves just to relax. We ran across this church quite by accident. While the exterior is very simple when compared to other churches in Rome, the interior is spectacular. The stained glass windows are amazing. The great surprise to us... More 

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