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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A MUST SEE church. Ceiling is unbelievable, and the inside is awe inspiring. Near the Pantheon and well worth a visit when in the area. NO ONE will be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful ceiling is breathtaking! This church is behind the Pantheon, and there is an obelisk in front of the church with a beautiful elephant sculpture by Bernini. Take a few minutes to walk behind the Pantheon - it's one of my favorites in Rome!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the back of The Pantheon, in the Piazza della Minerva, you will find a most beautiful and unusual church. First, in the middle of the Piazza della Minerva stands an obelisk on the back of an elephant sculptured by the Master - Gian Lorenzo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We weren t much impressed by the church. Outside at the square there was an obelisk with an elephant. In the church which is as huge as most of the churches in Rome,there were frescoes,skulls,tombs etc. What strongly found disgusting was that the church is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a nice, centrally located church with surprises inside like works by Michelangelo, and Bernini and so mms much more. The alter is beautiful. The ceiling was like looking up at the stars.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is another church off the beaten track that you need to search out. Stunning art work- sculptures, paintings and frescoes in a very quiet place. Like most churches now, the altars are in darkness and you put 1€ to light them up for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This church is next to Pantheon and don't miss it. It's like an art gallery! Really beautiful. Ceiling is amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Almost qualifies as an art museum with great works of many masters. The ceiling and altar are a wonderful sight. Only a minute or two away from the Pantheon. Stop by even for fifteen minutes.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We almost always visit this church when we come to Rome. It is just around the corner from the Pantheon and can be easily found by the obelisk in front. We love the sculptures around the altar and the blue ceiling is very peaceful ....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Approached via a small piazza displaying Bernini's Elephant Obelisk, adjacent to the side of the Pantheon, its large plain façade doesn't herald the space within. The inside of the SMSP is a vast, ornate field of gold framed vaulted ceilings depicting the night sky and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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miglena15
London, United Kingdom
Itinerary suggestions? (2 Replies)
Hello everyone! I did some research and wanted to ask for you opinion on my quickly prepared itinerary for our trip in late June, early July to Rome. First of all, we won't be jet lagged as we live in Europe. Our flights are early morning one and we will be spending 7 days in Italy. I am thinking that we can have a couple of day trips to Lido di Ostia and be back in the evening to explore the city. I would rather we don't have a strictly planned itinerary as I know we won't follow. ...More
June 01, 2013|
Response fromdbabe|
Since you won't be jet lagged and if you don't want to do any monuments on the first day I would suggest switching it up a bit. I would suggest visiting the Pantheon and P. Navona on day one. This way you can visit both Church of San Luigi dei Francesi and the Church of Sant'Ignazio Di Loyola as well as Santa Maria Sopra Minerve. On day two I would visit the colosseum, forum, palatine hill and visit the churches of San Clemente and St. John's in Lateranno. If you have the energy left...More
Rome_70
Rome, Italy
3/26 Again free Pantheon tour :) (2 Replies)
That's my way to meet the TA community! I loved to give a face to a nick :) Same meeting point (Obelisk at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, just off the Pantheon), same time: 4.30pm Happy Easter (or Passover but also any kind of holiday you want to celebrate) to all! Hugs Daniela
March 21, 2008|
Response fromjjkdc|
I'll be in bella Roma April 8-11, Daniela. I hope you have one of these tours then as it would be a pleasure to meet you and thank you in person for all that you have contributed to this forum.
love2travel56701
Spring, Texas
Roma Pass (3 Replies)
I plan on using my 2 free entries for Borghese gallery and Colosseum but we won't be seeing those until the third day of our stay in Rome (because of the Republic day). Can I use the Roma Pass for discounts first and then use my free entries OR would the free bees start as soon as the pass is activated? On our first day (June 2nd) I want to go to the Capitoline museum, Jewish Ghetto, Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
May 13, 2011|
Response fromZerlina|
The free admissions are for the *first* two museums or archeological sites you visit. The Galleria Borghese is open June 2; the Forum/Colosseum/Palatine are open June 2 starting at 1:30 pm.