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Basilica Di Santa Prassede

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Address: Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 488 2456
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07:00 - 12:30
16:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 12:30
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Visiting or leaving in Rome, you have to visit the Basilica Di Santa Prassede. What a lovely church you will be surprised with the beauty of this church from the inside. Wish I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting or leaving in Rome, you have to visit the Basilica Di Santa Prassede. What a lovely church you will be surprised with the beauty of this church from the inside. Wish I could stay more than 1 hour inside..

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 11-12 century church, is small but filled with important pieces. First, the mosaic in the apse., with Christ in Majesty. The figures are almost life size. The south side of the church has a tiny chapel for Saint Zeno. The mosaic is incredible, small and full of gold leaf. Overhead the 4 squinches are the 4 evangelists representatives. Aside... More 

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Gatineau, QC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A short walk from Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede is full of mosaics from the 9th century - and they are spectacular. The church is open in the morning and late afternoon. This church - in a city of churches - is very special. Not to be missed, if you can.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We would never have visited this lovely church if not for our food tour guide. The mosaics are simply beautiful and so detailed. If you are lucky enough to have someone who explains the history of the church it will be much more memorable. If in the area, be sure to search it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This church is a little gem, close bye the more well known to tourists Santa Maria Maggiore. If you are going to see the better know church, do not miss this one also, just 2-3 blocks away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very old Church with fantastic mosaics in the choir and the socalled Zeno Chapel which also houses an ancient column Said to be the one on which Christ was whipped.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Most people will never find this incredible jewel of a church. The mosaics are beautiful, the somber tone refreshing and the pillar that Christ was whipped on is here. The staff are helpful, and the church is lesser known, yet perfect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Church of Saint Prassede is a small, intimate church, located near the papal Church of Saint Maria Maggiore. There are not many tourists , a few people know of its existence. This historical place is a house of the relics of the column which, according to legend, was bound and flogged Jesus Chist. It is a place full of history.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

It's a tiny little church filled with gorgeous mosaics from the Middle Ages. It's located just one block from Santa Maria Maggiore and I think this is a must-see, don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of the Basilica's that I visited that was very untouched by tourist's. Perfect if you ask me. Some of the paintings were so historical it amazed me that they would be in such an open space. Well worth a spin when you step off onto a side road less traveled.

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