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Basilica di Santa Prassede

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Via di Santa Prassede 9/A, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing church with many 9th-century mosaics. The mosaics are well-maintained and there is an excellent guide to them.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Tucked down a little side street is the small church of Santa Prassede (only a minor basilica, not a grand basilica like St Peters!), a stone's throw from Santa Maria Maggiore. It's not possible to visit during mass and is closed over lunchtime so plan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome, yet it is not in the "standard" tourist tour - it's a hidden gem in Rome. The current church was built starting in the 9th century, and there are still outstanding...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed February 18, 2019

The unassuming small basilica is just hidden away few minutes walk from Santa Maggiore and close to Termini station. The 9th century mosaics in the apse, the apsidal arch, and the triumphal arch, and the mosaics in the tiny St.Zeno chapel are splendid. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ElenaLuciaAgnese
Reviewed February 6, 2019

This is a very intimate, sweet and ancient church. In February, when I visited, there was a window of time in this church in which I could enjoy the beautiful mosaic work around the altar. Around the time it opens in the afternoon, at 4:00,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We had just spent over an hour in the magnificent and grand-scale Santa Maria Maggiore as part of a "Basilica binge" theme day and decided to pop into this Basilica, which is rather unassuming from the outside, since it was nearby and a rather short...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jms_got_here_too_lat
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Smaller of the many churches, it houses frescoes and added touches of mosaic elements to its artwork. Here houses another of St Helena’s possessions, the alleged fragment of the pillar where Christ was flogged.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

When one sees how close the three basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana and Santa Prassede are to each other, one cannot help but apply a modern church-goers concerns and say, how could each of them have gotten a good sized congregation on Sundays...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Just two minutes walk from Santa Maggiore and close to Termini station, down a small side street, the unassuming entrance to this church gives no clue to the splendours beyond. The 9th century mosaics are just stunning and can be enjoyed in peace without crowds....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank andmar
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Basilica di Santa Prassede is pretty well hidden -- in addition to being on a small side street just down from the more well-known Santa Maria Maggiore, the entrance is actually on the side of the church, so without the sign above the door,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Christina D
June 25, 2015|
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Response from Qualnurse | Reviewed this property |
Just like the other responses here. As I recall it was 1 euro coin to light the mosaics and there was a donation box, but no fee to enter.
March 3, 2015|
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Response from 35yrdream | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is fairly wheelchair friendly except the crypt which has stairs. The street level pavement near the entrance has a step, what I can't remember is if the gradient reduces to nil at street level. Also there is a small... More
Dottie S
January 8, 2015|
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Response from jane s | Reviewed this property |
Usually from 7 or 7.30am till noon, then 4 - 6. Avoid church service times (Sundays). Though you can enter and pretend to be part of the service - just don't act like a tourist!