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
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.
- Maintain peace.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Bus 16, 714
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4.19% 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
A very beautiful church building with inscriptions of the beginning of Christianity all over it. Expressions of arts at its peak.
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.
This is absolutely one of my favorites
Open from 7.00 to 12.00 (7.30 to 12.30 on sundays + national feasts) and 16.00 to 18.30
Ancient mosaics, a little off the beaten path but well worth the visit.