Basilica Di Santa PrassedeCurrently Closed
- Address: Via di Santa Prassede, 9, 00184 Roma, Italy, Rome
- Timings: 07:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +396-4882456
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Basilica Di Santa Prassede - Review
Known for its mosaics, this 9th century church is dedicated to Saint Praxedes, an early Christian heroin who hid the Christians in a well trying to escape the hounding and respectfully buried who couldn’t survive.
The position of the historic well is marked by a marble disk on the floor of the nave. The mosaics are attributed to several artists ushered in by Pope Paschal I from Byzantium. The frescoes rightfully bear the hallmark of their eastern creators in bold gold marked with Christian symbolism.
The Fresco of Paschal whose head is shadowed by a blue nimbus, the Cappella di San Zenone which includes the piece of column to which Christ was tied to in Jersualem is worth observing.
Basilica Di Santa Prassede Information
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How To reach Basilica Di Santa Prassede by Public Transport
- Bus 16, 714
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4.22% of people who visit Rome include Basilica Di Santa Prassede in their plan
52.17% of people start their Basilica Di Santa Prassede visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Basilica Di Santa Prassede
76.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Basilica Di Santa Prassede
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Basilica Di Santa Prassede, Rome Reviews
Big disappointment. If you put in a euro for the lights to shine, nothing happens. Then if you try to encourage the machine by tapping on it, an angry man appears saying that sunlight is good enough. Mosaics are not bad but the whole atmosphere is not good.. If you want to see really good mosaics, go to the Santa Maria in Trastevere. Or just go to Ravenna.
A wonderful Medieval church, built over a Roman domus, reusing material from older Roman structures. The chapel of San Zeno is especially beautiful, with its glass mosaics and part of the column of the Passion. There were last minute preparations for a wedding going on and some very nervous ladies who wanted us out asap, but the custodian was very kind, asking us to hurry up but allowing us to see everything.
Open from 7.00 to 12.00 (7.30 to 12.30 on sundays + national feasts) and 16.00 to 18.30
Santa Prassede is a Church and I do not know why people are writing reviews here as if this is a hotel. I think people are misunderstanding this Church to Hotel Santa Prassede. That's my opinion.
+JMJ...Had not ever heard of this Church until friends and I found it because of their search for Filipino food. The Roman Filipino community would prepare and serve their traditional eats after Holy Mass. That was way back in 1995 when I traveled with two ladies who are Filipino and were craving some of their own cuisine. Anyway, visiting the Church itself during my many pilgrimages to Rome was always awe-inspiring for many reasons: house of God that encourages and inspires prayer; home to a religious community that fosters communal prayer at least 7 times a day which sanctifies each day, is home to some incredibly beautiful and ancient mosaics and is home to a relic purported to be the post at which Jesus was tied to and scourged. Being an off-the-beaten-pilgrimage-path, this Church is a wonderful place just to sit and to be.