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Basilica di Santa Sabina, Rome

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The Basilica of Saint Sabina is a historical church on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy. It is a titular minor basilica and mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. Santa Sabina is perched high above the Tiber river to the north and the Circus Maximus to the east. It is next to small public park Giardino degli Aranci, which has a scenic terrace overlooking Rome. It is a short distance to the headquarters of the Knights of Malta.Santa Sabina is the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome that preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style. Its decorations have been restored to their original restrained design. Other basilicas, such as Santa Maria Maggiore, are often heavily and gaudily decorated. Because of its simplicity, the Santa Sabina represents the crossover from a roofed Roman forum to the churches of Christendom. Its Cardinal Priest is Jozef Tomko. It is the stational church for Ash Wednesday.
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  • The beautiful Paleochristian basilica of Saint Sabina has a complex history of overlaps some of which my photographs testify and that, if you're curious, need accurate documentation can be found on various sites Rome. The Dominicans from 800 years are the custodians of this beauty. You can admire many things:-the fresco by Taddeo Zuccari, 1560 in the apse, depicting Jesus, the Apostles and saints buried in the Basilica-the surprise wooden door, coeval with the construction of the Church (5th century). Is in Cypress with 18 boxes (they were originally 28) depicting scenes from the old and New Testaments and is probably the oldest port of Rome-the tombstone of the General of the Dominicans died in 1300, is of rare mosaic-type cosmatesque floors that practically take you from the entrance to the nave-an ancient Roman column protruding from the floor surprises you and witnesses I believe the former domus.
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  • The Basilica is the Aventino Hill. The lehez walk in the Park, the terrace offers a beautiful view of the city!
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  • Follow road return left down the hill from the bus stop and Park on the right side; Cathedral is the destination. Appearance Patey's badly damaged. But 3 do not feel old, covered in a white-walled Gallery inside. Painted large fresco located at podium, exquisitely round, decorates the small portraits around. To the left and right each chapel has a ceiling painting of the couple above all left great. It was also vivid painting of the Madonna and child adorned the altar. Adorned with a small chapel next to the mosaics of gold too bright too. View from beside the Park is excellent.
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  • Great church with very interesting medieval decorations on the inside!
  • Beautiful ancient church with a very cool view of Rome in the park beside it.
  • Espetacular
  • Both the architecture and the decorations are interesting and nice. Don't miss the 18 original 5th century carved wooden panels on the outside of the side gate.
  • Headquarters of the Dominican Order.