Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ~ Basilica Sanctae Mariae supra Minervam
About Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
This Gothic designed Church was built in 1370 and is located one block from the Pantheon. Unlike other churches, that were given Baroque makeovers, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva still has its gothic features. The church features Michelangelo’s Statue ‘Cristo della Minerva’, Filippino Lippi’s ‘Cycles of Frescos’ in the Carafa Chapel, and tombs of Doctor of the Church Saint Catherine of Siena and the Dominican Friar Blessed John of Fiesole.
Address: Piazza della Minerva, 42, 00186 Rome
Several buses stop along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.
It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the Basilica.
Hours of Operation
6:55 am to 7 pm – Monday to Friday
10 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 7 pm – Saturday
8:10 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 7 pm – Sunday
Tourist visits are prohibited during mass.
Dress conservatively – thin strapped shirts and short shorts are prohibited. As an alternative, carry a scarf to cover your shoulders and legs while visiting the Basilica.
There are many vendors around Rome that sell cheap scarves.
Attractions near the Basilica