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Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 813053
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This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical...

This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian Church.

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great example of architectural reuse

Roman temple preserved beautifully (at least the facade) by being converted to use as a Christian church. Worth stopping to examine

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roman temple preserved beautifully (at least the facade) by being converted to use as a Christian church. Worth stopping to examine

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this Roman temple is amazing! This is a must see when you are in Assisi! Be sure to see the rendition of the original roman piazza before the medieval Assisi was built around it.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A wonderful afternoon walking among the Roman ruins in the foundations of Temple Minerva. Loved that work is ongoing to preserve these amazing relics of the past...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were looking mainly for the Basilica of San Francesco and wandered across this temple. The outside is impressive, and the inside is quite lovely, and you can explore the forums that lie beneath.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

How "Pantheon" like to see! Although I need more research it was one of my Assisi highlights. Can't wait to show my husband!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The original temple has been taken over and converted into a church, but the old roman forum is visible in the museum that lies under the main square. It's amazing how much has been excavated and can be explored while modern life continues overhead. Models show how the old forum was set at a lower level than the temple, and... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a good stop in town if you are interested in all of the history of Assisi. Rick Steve's has an audio tour on his app of Assisi that is very good.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

the outside is 100% classic roman, the inside 100% italian baroque, be ready for a contrast - worth seeing

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Extraordinary contrast: the exterior is ancient, worn, entirely Classical. Then you walk in to a wedding-cake, Technicolor, gold-strewn Catholicized glory. I don't know what I expected as I walked in, but the interior took my breath away with surprise and also with admiration of its lush beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Remarkable, a Roman temple front integrated into a Catholic church. A must see, and it is right on the main square of Assisi for that matter so you can't miss it.

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