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Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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A rather unique church.

Having originally been a Roman Temple and then converted to. Roman Catholic Church, this church is... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
REPURPOSED 1ST CENTURY TEMPLE

This ancient pagan temple now houses a church within its walls. Well worth stopping by, climbing... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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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

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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
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Assisi was established before Roman times but flourished during their dominion as evidenced by this lovely temple. To really appreciate its history you can enter a well -documented underground tunnel further down the street that goes to the San Francesco Basilica from the central piazza...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 24 November 2015

From the outside it is still a Roman temple with its signature columns but inside is a lovely little church with wonderful paintings and frescos throughout. The stone in front of the altar, with drain holes for blood from Roman sacrifices was left in place

Thank Walkaboutster
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a wonderful example of a cathedral that has been transformed from a temple. It is located in the middle of the city so lots of activity nearby.

Thank DrLFoodie
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