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Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

4.8
#12 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
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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  • The large church of Trastevere de Santa Maria is a landmark. It is probably Rome's oldest Maria church. In The year 30, this place suddenly sprang from a source. The Jewish inhabitants of the district saw it as a finger-pointing to the coming of Christ.
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  • this church definitely had the wow factor especially at midday when the sun lights up all the gold both inside and out. a surprise to find in a small outside area of rome. it is very unassuming from t...  more »
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