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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
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“gothic church” (107 reviews)
“blue ceiling” (54 reviews)
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Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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"gothic church"
in 107 reviews
"blue ceiling"
in 54 reviews
"fra angelico"
in 53 reviews
"st catherine"
in 30 reviews
"risen christ"
in 29 reviews
"christ the redeemer"
in 28 reviews
"bernini's elephant"
in 22 reviews
"main altar"
in 26 reviews
"gothic style"
in 17 reviews
"christ bearing the cross"
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"egyptian obelisk"
in 28 reviews
"stained glass windows"
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"dominican order"
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"buried here"
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"high altar"
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"beautiful ceiling"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is just to the left and behind the Pantheon(when facing the front). Go inside the church even if it just to see the statue of Christ Reedemer by Michaelangelo - 1521

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

However, the interior is absolutely stunning, with its huge vaulted ceiling, (painted blue with gilded stars) there is a chapel full of beautiful frescoes, by Filippino Lippi, near the altar steps is Michelangelo's sculpture of a muscular Christ bearing the Cross (The bronze drapery covering...More

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica is worth your time for several reasons: -It is the only example of a medieval gothic church in the city of Rome- a nice break from the overwhelming Baroque –style of most churches; -Five Popes are buried here but notable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (Basilica of Saint Mary above Minerva) is Rome’s only Gothic church. It is built (101 meters long by 41 metres wide) on the site of three pagan temples including one dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Little remains of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're comparing this to other reviews and saying, "Wow, this one seems out of place," then maybe forget what I'm about to say. I'm normally a person who gives 5 stars if I enjoyed a place. However, this church only gets 3 stars. It...More

Thank Wesley P
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is unique Gothic church in Rome not far from Pantheon. When you compare architecture with Gothic churches in northern Italy, it is nothing special. Main attraction in the church is Michelangelo’s sculpture, a marble Christ. For minor works you need a guide for explanation....More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This small area of Rome is full with must see spots. Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is in the area of the Pantheon. The church is full of beautiful art but so simple from the outside. Make sure you give yourself enough time to see this...More

Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was on a mission to see Michelangelo statues on our trip to Italy. This was so worth the stop it is as close as one can get to a Michelangelo sculpture. We had to search some to get here but well worth it. The...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Once you get below St Peters there are great churches to see; but I suggest the S Maria Sopra Minerva because it is of very high social, artistic, and historical interest, it is lovely, and you can tie it into a visit with the Pantheon...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

A simple building and you will wonder if this is where you were going. The elephant by Bernini out front is your clue. Inside is a gorgeous sanctuary with a beautiful ceiling . Walk up front on the left and see the Michealangelo statute and...More

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