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“An unknown gem”

Basilica di Santa Prassede
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$81.41*
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour
Ranked #41 of 1,972 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 5, 2013

So close to Santa Maria Maggiore that you must visit both for their exquisite mosaics. Santa Prassede has any interesting story that I had not heard and the mosaic chapel on right of church is incredible. Don't miss it!

Thank KIM L
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

After viewing mosaics from afar, Santa Prassede was a special treat inasmuch as the chapel's mosaics are within a few feet of the viewer. The colors are vivid and do not require extensive research or a guidebook to understand. While this destination may not be one of the "Top 10" in the guidebooks, it is well worth the detour to experience these mosiacs.

Thank LizTh
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I am a sucker for old churches, but this one was quite unique. The church contains mosaics dating from the 800's. The church is not extremely well lit; for 1 Euro you can "turn on the lights" for 5 minutes (I think). OK to take pictures. There is a wonderful mosaic in the apse, and a chapel on the right side as you face the altar (you go inside it, which is a little unusual--be sure and turn around to take in the whole thing). I was just fascinated with the beauty, the antiquity and the unique mosaics.

Thank NTXTravel
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is one of Rome's highlights when it comes to early Christian art. The mosaics in the apse are excellent but the real gem is the chapel of saint Zeno on the right. As this is quite a small space it is possible to get a closer look of the mosaics than in most of Rome's other churches. Although the church is just down from Santa Maria Maggiore it receives relatively few visitors.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The mosaics, particularly those in the apse, are the artistic glory of Santa Prassede. However, if you want to get the most out of your visit, arm yourself with a good pair of binoculars and buy the extremely informative little guide book which the church sells.
Oh, and carry some loose change to feed the light meter.

1  Thank Walks-in-Venice
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