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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

This is a large Baroque church located just east of The Pantheon, in the centre of the Italian capital city.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome building interior

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Roma

Rome buildings : traditional architecture

The delightful square outside (west) of this large Baroque church:

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva square Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome square

The building images by Adrian Welch.

While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic church building in Rome. Behind a restrained Renaissance style façade the Gothic interior features arched vaulting that was painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration.

The church and adjoining convent served at various times throughout its history as the Dominican Order’s headquarters. Today the headquarters have been re-established in their original location at the Roman convent of Santa Sabina. The titulus of Sanctae Mariae supra Minervam is now vacant with the death of Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who died on 1 September 2017.

Key Architecture close to this Rome church building:

The Pantheon
The Pantheon dome
photo © Adrian Welch
The Pantheon

Gesù – Gesu church, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Gesu church
photograph © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria della Pace, northeast of Piazza Navona
Santa Maria della Pace
photograph © Adrian Welch
Santa Maria della Pace

Location: central Rome, Italy, southern Europe

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Santa Maria in Cosmedin, south Rome
Santa Maria in Cosmedin Rome architecture interior
picture © Adrian Welch
Santa Maria in Cosmedin

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Santa Maria di Vittorio

St Peters Basilica
St Peters Basilica Rome
photo © Adrian Welch
St Peters Basilica

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