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Basilica Di Santa Prassede

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Address: Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 488 2456
07:00 - 12:30
16:00 - 18:30
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Church with Beautiful Mosaic

A small church very close to Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are the most beautiful mosaics in Rome made in the 9th century. It is definitely worth the visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small church very close to Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are the most beautiful mosaics in Rome made in the 9th century. It is definitely worth the visit.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

By just wandering by we happened upon this beautiful Church. I still need to do a little research on the history of the place but it must be important because there were two school groups inside when we were there. The small nave on one side of the main sanctuary was just beautiful.

Thank Becky W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Prassede is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome which one can visit without being surrounded by hordes of tourists clicking cameras for selfies. It is so peaceful and one can actually pray. It should not be missed, especially if one is in the vicinity of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is close to Santa Maria Maggiore and is easy to visit. Be sure to put a 1E coin into the box to light up the mosaics that are about a thousand years old!

Thank kindredspirits
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

old world art with impressive scenes, walls full of amazing murals sculptures show amazing detail with all types of designs

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Prassede is a few steps from Santa Maria Maggiore, and while the latter is engulfed by throngs of tourists, the latter is calm and unvisited. Many elements are reused items (e.g., columns, etc.) taken from old Roman temples. Perhaps the highlight of this truly ancient church is the memorial chapel. dedicated to St. Zeno, that Pope Pascal built for... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

People have loved this place for over a thousand years; you feel it as you walk in and around and look up. Our hotel waiter was brought up nearby and on his recommendation we ventured up the side street and in the small door. The mosaics are of great feeling and beauty and you know why people have looked after... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited this church as part of our early Christian exploration - it was amazing. It was a really interesting and beautiful church. You will get more out of it if you know what you are looking for and the history of it - the relics are interesting and the story even more so. Even on a simple level, it... More 

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Located on Via di Santa Prassede (a side street in the heart of the old city), this relatively small church (officially a minor Basilica and ancient titular church) is a must see when visiting Rome. Known for its beautiful and exquisite Mosaics (found in the apsidal arch and the triumphal arch of the church) they are fine examples of Carolingian... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you have time when in Rome, make a visit to this Church. Mosaics are incredible. For Catholics, there are some amazing relics to see.

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