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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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  • Beautiful Christian basilica of 425 ad. In the atrium of the basilica is significant the Monogram costantinuiano, interweaving of the letters X and P (first two letters of the word Cristos. The wooden door of the fifth century Cedar of Lebanon, which demonstrate scenes from the Gospel, initially was the central door, one from which he entered the clergy. The Interior of the basilica is very impressive. Above the entrance you can admire the dedication of the basilica mosaic and two women holding the old and New Testaments
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  • in 1900 they performed a restoration that showed his likeness from 5th-century Christian Church founded by Peter of Illyria; equipped with the Bell Tower and cloister in 1200, the lobby will retain the ancient carved wooden doors 400 ad. To see the inside with other things..
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  • If you want a peaceful break from the crowded and overly ornate churches in Rome, the walk up the Aventine is well worth it. This is one of the earliest basilicas in Rome - check out the original 5th ...  read more »
  • Beautiful ancient church with a very cool view of Rome in the park beside it.
  • 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.
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  • Built in the 5th century on the tomb of Santa Sabina. On the façade of the church there is a mosaic that shows the dedication of the Church in Latin. According to some inscriptions found near the basilica next to the church there was a temple of Juno. The cloister is a plant of sweet orange, according to the Dominican tradition planted in 1220 by Domenico. Orange is visible from the Church through a hole in the wall and is considered miraculous because, centuries later, he continued to bear fruit through other trees born again on the original, once dried. But curiosities don't end there. You need to take a walk and discover the wooden door, the Lapis Diaboli and curiosities on excavations below!
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  • Worth a look!
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