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Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

#13 of 520 in Historic Sites in Rome
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Discover more than 17 centuries of Roman at Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches. Dating back to the fourth century, the house of worship is in the trendy Trastevere central neighborhood. Stand out front to see the 12th- and 13th-century mosaics on the facade. Head inside to admire the 22 granite columns taken from ancient city ruins or impressive Baroque decor. For Santa Maria in Trastevere and beyond, use our Rome online route planner to get the most from your Rome vacation.
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  • For a long time we had been wanting to make a more thorough second visit. There are always so many people, and so many liturgies that the custodians, worried about checking the coming and going of...  more »
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere is a beautiful neighborhood church tucked into the corner of a very characteristic piazza of the same name. Founded in the third century, it is one of the oldest basilicas...  more »
  • This is, in my opinion, aside from St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful churches in Rome. It’s certainly one of the oldest. The square in front of this Basilica just feels welcoming. The mosaics inside the basilica are breathtaking, especially the ones in the apse depicting Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. A must-visit!
  • Beautiful church that seems more unique than alot of the other churches in Rome. The golden walls and murals are stunning. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
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