We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

#37 of 1,430 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 679 3926
08:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 12:30
16:00 - 19:00
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Skip-the-lines Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour
More Info
and up
Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,539 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 463
  • 172
    Very good
  • 17
  • 0
  • 2
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

The staff is nice and polite, but their knowledge of local services could be improved. I was slightly hesitating if that aspect of the service was 4* or 3* only, but there is no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Belgrade, Serbia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,539 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 654: English reviews
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff is nice and polite, but their knowledge of local services could be improved. I was slightly hesitating if that aspect of the service was 4* or 3* only, but there is no three and a half option...

Thank zoranilic665
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
205 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We trekked here to see the remains of my daughter's namesake. The place is absolutely beautiful and has so much to share. I recommend it on a sunny day to appreciate the light through the beautiful windows.

Thank WGBerry
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to visit churches, this will be a nice one to visit, it's beatiful inside, and also you will see Michelangelo's Cristo Redentore.

Thank -Sara-Marques-L
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This chuch was just amazingif you like to visit churhec :) It is one of the "hidden" treasures of rome. Wife said that lets go to see it before dinner and it was a pleasant supprice.

Thank Otsir
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of The incredible things to see in Rome you can't miss this as structurely it is amazing and very beautiful

Thank 517kayek
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to take in here, as even before stepping inside, as you are greeted with the Bernini elephant obelisk in the front. If you are interested in attending a mass here, by all means do so! If you are wanting to visit the church itself, however, it is best to see if there will be a mass... More 

Thank PuffinFan
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
891 reviews
441 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a block away from The Pantheon, you will find this pretty square with Bernini’s statue Pulcino della Minerva, with an Egyptian obelisk and a playful elephant that will delight children and adults alike. The Egyptian obelisk is much older - it was found in the ruins of a temple of Isis that once stood nearby. What a shame that... More 

1 Thank Maggi713
Level Contributor
43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a place to take a peak in. The architecture and the paintings in here are incredible. It's only a few steps away from the Pantheon.

Thank Mariness D
Level Contributor
88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is great for getting photos of the amazing blue ceiling. It's definitely worth the visit as it is very unique.

Thank ashley l
San Gwann, Malta
Level Contributor
206 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

An old church that although central (behind the Pantheon) it is generally missed. However the church is beautiful, still having the medieval feel in it with Gothic arches and ceiling. And as a plus you can see the Christ holding the cross by Michelangelo and the tomb of Fra Angelico

Thank Pierre B

Travellers who viewed Santa Maria Sopra Minerva also viewed


Been to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Santa Maria Sopra Minerva staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

Neighbourhood Profile
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
Explore this neighbourhood