Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo, Rome

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  • The basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo (also called Santo Stefano in Girimonte, Stephen Querquetulano, Santo Stefano in capita Africæ). Has the dignity of a minor basilica and is the National Church of Hungary. Practically a church yard (for ongoing renovations).
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  • Basilica erected in the fifth century, circular, in 529 was sumptuously adorned, handled until 1580 by paolini Hungarians, now is the National Church of Hungary.
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  • Quiet landscaped courtyard. Round in terms of Church. Very interesting content: this Assembly illustrations in one place has never seen. Made an impression on children-not terrible, but informative and unusual.
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  • This church was one of my favorite stops in Rome. It's a little out of the way, but that helps in that it doesn't draw the crowds the more well known churches draw, allowing for a moment of quiet reflection and prayer. The murals of the martyrs that cover all of the walls are absolutely stunning and a stark reminder of how much the faith meant to the believers of the past.
  • Very interesting church lined with wall paintings of martyr's deaths
  • Some shocking paintings showing the deaths of the Roman martyrs. When I first came to Rome, it was barely possible to make out the figures in the paintings, but after a wonderful restoration job, the colours and details stand out beautifully.
  • a very interesting and special church, very old, and built over an even older mithraeum
  • Unmissable: one of the oldest ROUND churches of Rome, very well hidden on Celio hill. Impressive frescoes with Christian martyrs being tortured .

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