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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome

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#22 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
A feast for the eyes just a few steps from the Pantheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva features notable stained glass windows and Michelangelo’s famed statue of Christ the Redeemer. Completed in 1370, this is the city’s only surviving example of original Gothic church building. Behind a restrained Renaissance facade, the interior features arched vaulting, painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration. The site is a resting place of several popes from the Medici line, and includes the tomb of Fra Angelico, a renowned Renaissance painter. In front of the church, you can see one of the most curious monuments in the city, a statue by sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini of an elephant supporting an Egyptian obelisk. This is the shortest of the 11 obelisks still in existence in Rome. Put Santa Maria Sopra Minerva into our Rome road trip planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • Gothic-style basilica located in the Pigna ward near the Pantheon. Inside, funeral monuments of some popes are present. The starry blue ceiling is beautiful. Art and beauty here are an inscinable combination. Its origins date back to the sixteenth century ! To see!
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  • One of the best hidden gems of Rome. This church with is 16 chapels hides a masterpiece from Michelangelo. With a discreet entrance show all the passion of a true Catholic Church. My favorite in Rome, slamming distance from Pantheon.
  • Gorgeous frescos and a Bernini statue. Step in with knees and shoulders covered only. Worth stopping by on your way to other places, as it's right in the middle of Rome.
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