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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A prior reviewer said that the stuccos were not on view. But they are now. Yes, you have to pay a euro each, but if you accept this fact there’s lovely art to see. I was recommended to see this museum by my stained glass...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Walked halfway across Rome to see the Lippi fresco. All closed off and not even lit (so it couldn’t be seen from a distance either). Basically everything from the transepts up closed. So also not possible to get close to the Michelangelo or the more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MsTrellis
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Just south of the Pantheon this church has a Michelangelo Sculpture (Christ Bearing the Cross) complete with loin cloth put on afterward. Shame on you!!! The tombs of, get this, Fra Angelico, Popes Leo X (Giovanni Di Medici), Clement VII (Giuliano DiMedici). It was explained...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alanjgreenhalgh
Reviewed 5 January 2019

A MUST SEE church. Ceiling is unbelievable, and the inside is awe inspiring. Near the Pantheon and well worth a visit when in the area. NO ONE will be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

The beautiful ceiling is breathtaking! This church is behind the Pantheon, and there is an obelisk in front of the church with a beautiful elephant sculpture by Bernini. Take a few minutes to walk behind the Pantheon - it's one of my favorites in Rome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MargieD300
Reviewed 27 December 2018

At the back of The Pantheon, in the Piazza della Minerva, you will find a most beautiful and unusual church. First, in the middle of the Piazza della Minerva stands an obelisk on the back of an elephant sculptured by the Master - Gian Lorenzo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We weren t much impressed by the church. Outside at the square there was an obelisk with an elephant. In the church which is as huge as most of the churches in Rome,there were frescoes,skulls,tombs etc. What strongly found disgusting was that the church is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ARIADNI2013
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a nice, centrally located church with surprises inside like works by Michelangelo, and Bernini and so mms much more. The alter is beautiful. The ceiling was like looking up at the stars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is another church off the beaten track that you need to search out. Stunning art work- sculptures, paintings and frescoes in a very quiet place. Like most churches now, the altars are in darkness and you put 1€ to light them up for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This church is next to Pantheon and don't miss it. It's like an art gallery! Really beautiful. Ceiling is amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
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