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Santa Maria in Trastevere

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 581 4802
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Stunning Basilica

Came across this Basilica purely by chance whilst wandering through Trastevere. What a find, it was beautiful and really worth a visit. the square outside has entertainers in the... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came across this Basilica purely by chance whilst wandering through Trastevere. What a find, it was beautiful and really worth a visit. the square outside has entertainers in the evening and a lovely atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first church dedicated to Mary, this beautiful basilica has gorgeous mosaics and beautiful floors. Don't miss the little statue of St. Anthony in the left corner from the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice church to visit situated in large square with fountain in middle. Nightly there are people who perform for the crowd. Too many people selling all sorts of gadgets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Basilica de Santa Maria en Trastevere is considered to be one of the oldest church in Rome. The first sanctuary was built in the 200s. The basic floor plan dates to the 340s and much of the structure to the 1100s. The church has a number of exquisite mosaics by Cavallini dating to the 13th century. It has a quietness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are using Trastevere as your base to walk Rome on foot, of which I recommend, then you will come across this beauty in the back streets, just take time out and you will see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceilings and the area around the altar are fine ,a good place to look at when storms threaten. The rain failed to materialise that evening so onward to find a relaxed bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can just walk in and enjoy the old gorgeous church. Free to the public like all the churches in town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches in Rome and is thoroughly decorated with glittery mosaics. It is situated on a quiet square and seems to be a little off the regular tourist circuit. We visited with a guide while on a tour of Trastevere and she pointed out to us that this church provides a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is by far a favorite of many visitors and locals alike. Aside from the fact that it is nestled sweetly between the bustling and busy neighborhood of Trastevere, once you step inside your breath is taken away at the sheer beauty of this ancient church. I have been to Rome many many times yet I always find myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning church on the most gorgeous little square. Amazing history well documented in guide books. We enjoyed the walk across the river from central historic Rome to the Trastavere area.

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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