"Very atmospheric - a step from the Pantheon" Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Tip by zadunajska8

  Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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      Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Rome
      Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Rome
      Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Rome
      Santa Maria sopra Minerva
    by zadunajska8
  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Rome
      Santa Maria sopra Minerva
    by zadunajska8
 

We visited this church just after the Pantheon (it is literally about 2 minutes from the Pantheon's entrance) and we were very pleasantly suprised to find this was another gem. It was a lot quieter than the Pantheon but still had a fair few tourists in there so not quite "off the beaten track", but it is quiet (which is often a delight to find in central Rome!). It's a much darker space inside than many of the other churches in Rome but this helps to create the peaceful atmosphere inside. There is also a famous work by Bernini in the square outside, but sadly this was surrounding by scaffolding and barriers when we visited as it was undergoing restoration.

Address: Piazza della Minerva 42
Directions: follow the street to the left of the pantheon to the quieter square before.
Phone: +39 06 679 3926
Website: http://www.basilicaminerva.it/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 23, 2011
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