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Basilica di Santa Sabina: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and quiet church. Close to orange tree garden. Better to go at sunset to enjoy the view and music.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

This church is not far from the Colosseum, closer to the river. The Basilica is typically accessible in the morning hours. Later in the day there are often services, weddings, etc. Remember, you will need to cover your shoulders and knees. This is the oldest...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debby D
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

If you like history and you have already seen the sites in Rome this visit will feel like an Oasis from the busy city. Inside there is really not much to see but just the mere fact that you are in a space built out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carlos V
Reviewed 12 August 2019

Santa Sabina is one of the earliest churches in Rome. There is very old mosaic inside and a very old wooden door with intricate carvings. It's right beside the busy Piazza Pietro where there is a nice look out point but many people seem to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this church and the sites nearby (Including the park next door). It is one of the oldest churches in Rome from 430AD.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank thomrho
Reviewed 8 July 2019

This is the oldest church in Rome that still has the original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style, built between 422 and 432 AD. It mostly a clean simple architecture. There is one side chapel that does have the more complex mix of marble and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

Wow wow wow....just a few minutes walk from circus Maximus and you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside. The basilica is so simple and lovely and as you walk into the square its a must to look through the key hole...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank martinaw593
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Be sure to see the fifth century wood door carvings. Look up their meaning as no sign explains them. Recommended church on atlas obscura. A visit to the orange tree garden and view round put a nice outdoor activity

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Hynda123
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This church has some of the oldest Christian art in the world, but when I was there most people weren't even looking at it. Take the time before you go to read about the cypress doors, which are original from around 430, with 18 surviving...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 234worldtraveler567
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Basilica di Santa Sabina is located on Aventine Hill between the Piazza dei Cavelieri di Malta and the beautiful small public Parco Savello (Garden of Oranges). This fifth century church is one of Rome's early Christian churches, it is beautiful and peaceful to visit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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