Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva - Rome

The Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva was built in 1453 is one of the few examples of gothic architecture left in Rome. It was here in 1633 that the famous astronomer Galileo was forced to renounce his belief that in fact the Earth orbited the sun and not to the contrary as was believed by the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, the basilica also houses artworks of some very famous painters including Lippi and Michelangelo, bringing it to the forefront of ‘church-museums’ in the city.

Opening

Daily from 8 am - 7 pm.

Prices

Open access


Address : Piazza della Minerva, 42 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo, Carvour

Bus : Bus : C3, H, 30, 40, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70, 87, 116, 116 T, 119, 130, 186, 190, 271, 492, 571, 630, 780, 810, 916. Tram 8 : Argentina

Phone : +39 066793926

Web : http://www.basilicaminerva.it

Email : basilica.minerva@tiscali.it

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