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Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-813-053
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This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical...

This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian Church.

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Well preserved.

Built by the Romans before Jesus was born, these columns are well preserved and worth seeing. Now converted to a busy looking little church with plenty of interesting features.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plaque read established 01BC, I believe. Regardless, it has been around since before Christ was born. It's amazing to see how well preserved it is. It's just beautiful to be so old. What an amazing thing to see.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you look at the age of the other buildings which are much younger this is a bit of an oddity but beautiful all the same. Seems a waste to have it on the front of a church. You can't appreciate how these were ever built so long ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entire city of Assisi is difficult to comprehend --- each structure built 800+ years ago would be impossible to replicate today. This temple is yet another breathtaking structure.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The marble columns are neat to look at, and there is a place in the front of the church, by the altar, where blood used to drain away from sacrifices in the original temple, but other than that the temple is gone.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Built by the Romans before Jesus was born, these columns are well preserved and worth seeing. Now converted to a busy looking little church with plenty of interesting features.

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Westmont, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only portion remaining from the original Roman temple is the front with the columns. Later converted to a church. Anything over 2000 years old is worth seeing and this can be done easily from the town square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice preserved Roman pillars .very nice decorated with old ceiling golden paintings . At the piazza commune . Recommended to visit after the Basilica .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portico dates from the first century BC which I guess accounts for the damage to the fluted Corinthian columns. It is a magnificent and majestic building and you can only imagine its prominence in the Roman forum (much of which can be viewed in the Foro museum). It is lit up beautifully at night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not one of the well-known stops in Assisi, but we found it interesting for the ancient columns alone. This is an excellent example of Italian buildings that now house churches, but were once built as Roman temples. Parts of this building have been demolished and rebuilt, but the facade dates to the 1st century BC and the Corinthian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in the mist of San Francesco and Santa Chiara' s tribute you can find this very beautiful monument dating back to the Roman time. I really wondered how the Roman got here and were able to build such an amazing temple...??

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