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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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  • At the beginning of the Aventine hill the Church manifests itself partially down the road. Dedicated to Santa Sabina, Roman matron converted to Christianity and martyr in the second century after Christ. Built in 420-430 on existing temples, mure and settlements of ancient Rome and Imperial Republicans lived so many restorations and is after the last of the 1936 always simple, beautiful and imposing. A circular apse, two aisles, a lovely Cosmati floor. Some Roman columns are part of its architecture. History and mysticism intertwine, Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine, Celestine I, Carlo Fontana and Bernini with conservative restoration of the Baroque era, a use as a lazaret, until the Renaissance. So much to see, now run by the Dominicans, deserves attention for epigraphs, the "Lapis Diaboli" Devil stone and architecture. Near the garden of oranges, vantage point. Road will appreciate many things otherwise indecipherable. Popular church for weddings.
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  • Visiting this church you clearly understand where are the columns from the Forum. Paleo-Christian, aka the late Roman style construction. Ascetic enough inside, because the temple was abandoned in the Baroque period. In his garden grows according to the legend the first orange tree in Rome posazhenoe Holy Domenico itself! Here in the courtyard of the famous mouth of truth.
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  • The church was built early 5th century by priest Pietro d’Illiria. Constructed on the site of a Roman house, owned by a woman named Sabina, it underwent numerous changes over its lifetime, with major ...  more »
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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.
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  • 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.