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Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Pagan to Christian

This was a Roman Pagan Temple that was converted to a Catholic Church. The outside is still... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
New York City, New York
Beautiful place to see

We loved the art, stained glass and history of this place. There’s a beautiful tomb in the basement... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was a Roman Pagan Temple that was converted to a Catholic Church. The outside is still decorated with the Roman Columns. It is an amazing structure.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the art, stained glass and history of this place. There’s a beautiful tomb in the basement where you can light a candle for loved ones and learn more about the history of the place and people.

Thank greg_mailman
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

From the outside, this church looks magnificent with the big columns decorating the outside of the building. Once inside, the church is very small and intimate. It is very peaceful there; the statue of Our Lady behind the altar is stunning. The Saint Rita of...More

Thank WandaMaria
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Having originally been a Roman Temple and then converted to. Roman Catholic Church, this church is an interesting building and, with its worn, front columns and original history, it is very different to the other in town. As expected, the interior is rather ornate, and...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This ancient pagan temple now houses a church within its walls. Well worth stopping by, climbing the steps and entering a 16th century church. The difference from the outside, a 2000 year old Roman façade and enter to see a 16th century over the top...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A beautiful church full of beautiful artwork and statues, very conveniently located along the Piazza del Comune.

Thank Stumpy60
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It makes you feel that your back in time when this beautiful church was built. Trying to visualize how it would have been!!!!!!

Thank ajlatchum
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Originally a greek temple worshiping Minerva- this church is worth spending a few minutes in just to see the lighted statute of Mary above the altar

Thank JackandLaurieB
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Whilst the inside of the church is as one would expect, the building is actually a Roman temple from around 1500 years ago. That in itself is amazing, but if you go to the museum and walk under the streets you will be at the...More

Thank Skippy50
Reviewed 3 May 2016

It's amazing to think this building has been standing here for well over 1500 years! Once the Temple to the Roman goddess Minerva and now a beautiful Church in the middle of Assisi. Well worth a visit for the peace and quiet!

Thank Malcolm J
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