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Basilica di Santa Sabina, Rome

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Religious Site
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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  • another nice Basilica, but its also famous for the looking through the keyhole to see the top of st peters Basilica.  more »
  • A very nice basilica. Love the sort of austere inside - the dominicians motherchurch. A nice change from the more lavish downtown basilicas... sometime (quite often!) less IS more!  more »
  • We weren't able to go in to the church as we weren't properly attired. A look inside and we could see it's a stunning place. We were there to visit the Garden of Oranges. The garden is beautiful, the ...  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.
  • 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.