Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere, Rome

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  • The church of St. Nicholas in Prison is extremely special, the peculiarity does not depend on the fact that it was built on top of the temples, already having occupied the space of 3 sacred buildings would in itself be a beautiful record but that has incorporated them; a form of cannibalism due certainly to a practical reason, to reuse as much as possible under the old adage "Don't throw anything away" is and this is my very personal consideration, to reinforce even more the fact that the Christian religion had to "erase" everything that was there before. Visiting the interior of the church and telling the many stories that it has seen pass over the centuries may already be enough but if that were not enough, going down into the underground we can walk through the alleys that separated the three temples and that saw the start many people who for centuries will have used them to quickly reach the Tiber or the Oil Hole.
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  • I think this church is unusual because , every time more construction was done, the previous structure was not demolished. The structure is made of buildings from different time periods. Interesting t...  more »
  • We visited this church on the basis of the reviews of the excavations. At the time of our visit (April 2019) the church was undergoing major conservation. It was totally hidden by scaffolding and insi...  more »
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  • Awesome underground museum. See the bases and columns from 3 temples from which this church was built upon. Not many people stop by. Plus, the church is quite nice as well.
  • Not much to see over there. I don't think it's worth the 4€ ticket.
  • It is a small church. If you are passing by, go in and take a look. But I wouldn't travel all the way to see this church. There are many other fascinating church in Rome. The church is close to Circo Massimo, another tourist attraction spot.
  • Church on top of a historic pagan temple. Can go below to see the remains of the temple and some bones. Went with the Walks of Italy tour and it was very good. Photography is allowed.
  • Open from 10.30 to 18.00 (until 17.00 during the weekend / until 19.00 in summer) everyday
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