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Basilica Di Santa Prassede, Rome
(4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Commissioned by Pope Hadrian in the eighth century, Basilica Di Santa Prassede in the heart of Rome is a detailed example of early Christian religious architecture. Admire the basilica's Carolingian-era frescoes and carvings, representative of the ongoing artistic renaissance during its construction. Marvel at the large, marble columns lining the apse as you examine religious artifacts from centuries past, including the tombs of several important figures. Note the detail put into the church's massive, intricate mosaic in the main room. You'll see depictions of biblical events and the life of its namesake, St. Praxedes. For a small fee, you can try out the chapel's decorative lighting system. Take a look at our Rome travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Basilica Di Santa Prassede and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A basilica located near Santa Maria Maggiore; inside a reigns an incredible peace and has a long history and very interesting; What amazes are the mosaics inside a chapel on the left as you enter and those behind the apse. Truly spectacular!
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  • This 11-12 century church, is small but filled with important pieces. First, the mosaic in the apse., with Christ in Majesty. The figures are almost life size. The south side of the church has a tiny ...  more »
  • Located near St. Mary the major, this church is a gem. We especially liked the frescoes and mosaics. It is worth a visit
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  • Beautiful old church with very meaningful pieces of art. Mosaics are gorgeous. Especially loved the pillar where Christ was flogged.
  • Absolutely beautiful! It was kind of dark, but it very very pretty and great to pray in.
  • This is truly a hidden gem in Rome. It isn't as popular as other places but offers one of the best design and sculptures we've seen around Rome. Do add this to your to-see list when sightseeing Rome, totally worth.
  • Cool to visit, esp. to see the pillar of the flagellation of Christ.
  • Big disappointment. If you put in a euro for the lights to shine, nothing happens. Then if you try to encourage the machine by tapping on it, an angry man appears saying that sunlight is good enough. Mosaics are not bad but the whole atmosphere is. If you want to see really good mosaics, go to the Santa Maria in Trastevere. Or just go to Ravenna.