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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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  • You leave ibas few photos but deserves the penalty go up there in your visit; It panoramic of the city after crossing the garden of them orange is spectacular and ones meters more beyond is the famous view of the perspective of San Pedro after it door.
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  • Typical example of the early Christian Church, was built on the site where it was situated the tomb of the Saint. It is currently managed by Dominican friars and is often used for weddings, given the particularity of the place and the beauty of the basilica. It is very extensive at 3 aisles. Entering from the side entrance (the only one open) and turn left, walking along the wall, you can see the column with the so-called "Devil's stone", in black, which actually is a basalt stone which was used as a counterweight in Roman times.
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  • 500 metres there are 4 basilicas to see and a very nice garden "the gardens of orange trees" with views of the Basilica St. Sabine Rome.Pour, beautiful painting at the entrance, inside also
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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.