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Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

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Discover more than 17 centuries of Roman at Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches. Dating back to the fourth century, the house of worship is in the trendy Trastevere central neighborhood. Stand out front to see the 12th- and 13th-century mosaics on the facade. Head inside to admire the 22 granite columns taken from ancient city ruins or impressive Baroque decor. For Santa Maria in Trastevere and beyond, use our Rome online route planner to get the most from your Rome vacation.
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  • Worth the stop. The mosaics are glorious. Iconography gives a nice blend of the church of the east and the west. Among Rome’s most impressive churches. 
    Worth the stop. The mosaics are glorious. Iconography gives a nice blend of the church of the east and the west. Among Rome’s most impressive churches.  more »
  • Churches in Rome were not built without a reason. Something symbolic was going to happen. In this case, an oily fountain scored. Scientists say it was oil. However, the Romans did not develop oil... 
    Churches in Rome were not built without a reason. Something symbolic was going to happen. In this case, an oily fountain scored. Scientists say it was oil. However, the Romans did not develop oil...  more »
  • For a long time we had been wanting to make a more thorough second visit. There are always so many people, and so many liturgies that the custodians, worried about checking the coming and going of... 
    For a long time we had been wanting to make a more thorough second visit. There are always so many people, and so many liturgies that the custodians, worried about checking the coming and going of...  more »
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  • The mosaics outside as well as those inside are fabulous, byzantine style, from the 13th century. This Church is the most beautiful in trastevere, the interior being the combination of different styles of byzantine, renaissance and baroque era. The piazza in front is also the preferred spot for hanging around and having dinner as the view is so beautiful
  • Spectacular place in Trestevare. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the day. It's free to go inside the church
  • This is awesome piece of art and architecture. There are not so many people, so you can enjoy the peaceful silence of this place. The mosaics and little angels holding the ring in one of the tower are heart breaking.
  • Absolutely beautiful Church. Lots of parts were stolen from roman buildings when it was built. Must see while in Rome
  • In a city that has thousands of memorable churches, Our Lady in Trastevere still manages to stand out. It's older than most having existed since the third century, albeit replaced and restored several times since. Much of the interior of the current church is from the twelfth century. Mosaics date to the same period and give the church a distinctly Byzantine look.

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