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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
+39 06 699 0672
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“gothic church” (105 reviews)
“blue ceiling” (54 reviews)
“fra angelico” (53 reviews)
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Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden behind the Pantheon, this beautiful church is the home of one of the lesser known Michelangelo sculptures of Christ. Bonus is the beautiful Bernini elephant outside. Amazing how the churches in Rome are free and are like visiting a museum.

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St Catherine's burial tomb is this church. It's the only Gothic church in Rome. It's very near the Pantheon (makes it easy to do in a single short trip). Very beautiful sculptures and paintings.

Thank WestMichEng
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Very nice chapel - There is a dedoication to Santa Rosa de Lima , that is why there is a Peruvian flag.

Thank aroundtheglobe12345
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Like all holy places in Rome, this place is awe inspiring. You can quickly run out of superlatives when writing about places you have visited in Rome as there are so many places to choose from. They are ALL as awe inspiring as the last,...More

Thank ChrisMcG170
Reviewed 31 October 2017

beautiful church with gothic sculptures. it also has one by michelangelo if i'm not wrong. you need to put a coin and the lights come on for a few seconds for you to appreciate the art

Thank wizard280
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Bilted upon ancient Minerva temple, nice XIII century church, very special dark blue,flat celling with gold yelow stars and treasure inside - Michelangelo's sculpture of 'Risen Isus ' in marble, fantastic work. You will find it near the Panthenon and remember not very impressive from...More

Thank vesnarajko
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The burial place of St. Catherine of Siena, this is the only gothic church in Rome. It also has the benefit of being close to the Pantheon and Bernin's whimsical elephant sculpture is right out front of it.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 21 October 2017

if time permits always see as many churches as you can, the workmanship is amazing, even if not religious you should be impressed, entry is free.

1  Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Just one block south, behind the Pantheon, along Via della Minerva, the entrance of the basilica is marked by the famous elephant sculpture by Bernini and Ercole Ferrata, which makes the base for one of Rome's eleven Egyptian obelisks. Inside, among many treasures, visitors find...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is only a few steps away from the Pantheon, so you might like to visit it if you are in the area. It is a church with some history and it was built on the ruins of an ancient temple, probably...More

Thank Dimitris L
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
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