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Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Tips (30)

Santa Maria sopra Minerva – two Medici pope tombs

Two popes are buried in Santa Maria sopra Minerva - both are from the Medici family. The Medici were the ruling family in Florentine history and two of the family became pope – Leo X and Clement VII....
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Jun 02, 2014

Santa Maria sopra Minerva – tomb of Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, the Florentine Dominican monk and painter, came to Rome later in life and died in the friary of the Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Rather than sending this famous painter’s body back to his...
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Jun 02, 2014

Michelangelo in Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Michelangelo’s Risen Christ stands in Santa Maria sopra Minerva on the left side of the altar by the steps; this is one of the master Florentine sculptor’s lesser known works. Christ is shown standing...
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brendareed
Jun 02, 2014

art in Santa Maria sopra Minerva

The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is one of the few Gothic churches in Rome. If you have been to Florence, you may recognize this church as closely resembling the church of Santa Maria Novella;...
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brendareed
Jun 02, 2014

St. Mary and the Goddess

Yet another St. Mary's. This one was built on top of the ruins of a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva (thus the funny name) and is the only Gothic-style church in Rome. The current...
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goodfish
May 15, 2013

Very atmospheric - a step from the Pantheon

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...
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zadunajska8
Oct 23, 2011

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Boasting works by Michelangelo, Bernini and Filippino Lippi, this church is one of the few gothic-themed in Rome. It is the turf of the Dominicans famous (or infamous?) for their inquisitions and the...
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Tijavi
Dec 12, 2009

The Chick of Minerva: Cutest Art Work in Rome

“A strong mind is needed to support a solid knowledge.”— Pope Alexander VII (1599-1667) his allegorical phrase on one side of the base of the Chick of MinervaAN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS Here’s what this...
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von.otter
Jun 10, 2009

Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Our favorite church

This was our favorite church in Rome, my wife in particular was taken by this church. This is the only gothic church built in Rome. The bright blue, pointed ceiling was stunning. My picture below does...
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WheninRome
Jan 24, 2009

The church with beautiful stained glasses

The facade of this church is simple, the inside of this church is the only Gothic style.This is only one in Rome. Many works of art are collected, so that it can be called a small art museum.In...
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moacha
Jul 27, 2007

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

One of my favorite things when in Rome is going into all the churches. It seems that the plainer the facade, the more amazing the interior. The church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a beautiful...
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monorailgold
Jun 08, 2007

Minerva

If you go to the Pantheon in Rome, I advise you, whilst you are there, go up the small street on it's left (when facing the entrance) or South East of the Pantheon you will find a small square with a...
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Dec 30, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Pantheon

final part of my tips with more pictures of the inside and some of the famous personalites buried here The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple...
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Piè di Marmo

Pieces of bronze, golden and marble statues are scattered all over Rome. This piece of marble is from a foot (Pie di Marmo). It is from one of the temples of the Egyptian gods Isis and Serapis. And...
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Largo di Torre Argentina

Photo Taken on : 6th Nov. 2013 Wednesday .Largo di Torre Argentina (also called Sacra di Largo Argentina) is a profound accidental discovery in 1927, when the municipal govt. of Rome wanted to do...
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Chiesa San Ignazio di Loyola

This church was built between 1626 and 1685. It is dedicated to Saint Ignatius of Loyola; the founder of the Jesuite order. This was the second church on this spot. Its main highlight is the troemp l'...
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Gesù

The Gesù, also known as the Church of the Most Sacred Name of Jesus, was the first church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Rome. It was built in the mid-1500s through the commission of Cardinal...
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Chiesa Sant'Ivo Alla Sapienza

St Ives, when you lived among us You were the advocate of the poor The defender of widows and orphans, Provider for all the needy. Listen today to our prayer! Help us to love justice as you loved...
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  • Sunday 08:00 to 12:30
    16:00 to 19:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 12:30
    16:00 to 19:00

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