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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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Highlight of Rome for me

I read about this church in the Rick Steves guide to Rome and so very, very glad I took the detour to this chruch. It is quite close to Termini on a side street. I found many of... read more

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about this church in the Rick Steves guide to Rome and so very, very glad I took the detour to this chruch. It is quite close to Termini on a side street. I found many of the churches in Rome quite grotesque in their excesses, and the simplicity of this church and the mosaics was wonderful and very... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fat from the santa maria, this is a very pretty church. Take time to look at all the mosaic and all the artwork all around you.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for the visit! I had and Christian music throughout vizit. we were surprised to find there a "piece" of the column of the flagelation of Jesus Christ.

Thank Dănuț N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Santa Maria Maiore, this church has very old and beautiful mosaic, but all the church interesting (nice pieta too)

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Raelingen Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This church is situated just a few steps from Santa Maria Maggiore and the big tourist-groups.Fantastic mosaicworks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting or leaving in Rome, you have to visit the Basilica Di Santa Prassede. What a lovely church you will be surprised with the beauty of this church from the inside. Wish I could stay more than 1 hour inside..

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This 11-12 century church, is small but filled with important pieces. First, the mosaic in the apse., with Christ in Majesty. The figures are almost life size. The south side of the church has a tiny chapel for Saint Zeno. The mosaic is incredible, small and full of gold leaf. Overhead the 4 squinches are the 4 evangelists representatives. Aside... More 

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Gatineau, QC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A short walk from Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede is full of mosaics from the 9th century - and they are spectacular. The church is open in the morning and late afternoon. This church - in a city of churches - is very special. Not to be missed, if you can.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We would never have visited this lovely church if not for our food tour guide. The mosaics are simply beautiful and so detailed. If you are lucky enough to have someone who explains the history of the church it will be much more memorable. If in the area, be sure to search it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This church is a little gem, close bye the more well known to tourists Santa Maria Maggiore. If you are going to see the better know church, do not miss this one also, just 2-3 blocks away.

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