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Santa Pudenziana Roma : Via Urbana Architettura

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post updated 17 July 2021

Basilica di Santa Pudenziana

Location: Via Urbana, northeast of the city centre

Santa Pudenziana Rome - Historic Church Building

Basilica, one of the oldest churches in Rome, southwest of Santa Maria Maggiore. Santa Pudenziana is a basilica built in the 4th century and dedicated to Saint Pudentiana, sister of Saint Praxedes and daughter of Saint Pudens (mentioned by Saint Paul in 2 Timothy, 4: 21). It is one of the national churches in Rome, associated with Filipinos.

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The Basilica of Santa Pudenziana is recognized as the oldest place of Christian worship in Rome. It was erected over a 2nd-century house, probably during the pontificate of Pius I in AD 140–55. The building re-uses part of a Roman bath facility, still visible in the structure of the apse.

The basilica is situated below the modern street level. Entrance is through wrought-iron gates. The architrave of the entrance hall of the faded façade (1870) has a marble frieze that used to belong to a portal of the 11th century.

More architectural details are very welcome please.

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Basilica di Santa Pudenziana building images © Adrian Welch : available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Location: Santa Pudenziana, Rome, Italy, southern Europe

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Major religious building just to the east of Santa Pudenziana:

Santa Maria Maggiore – Basilica of St Mary Major

Key Architecture close to Santa Pudenziana:

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane – to the northwest
Design: Francesco Borromini architect
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Rome by Borromini
photograph © Adrian Welch

Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale – to the west
Design: Gian Lorenzo Bernini architect
Sant Andrea al Quirinale Rome Bernini church building
picture © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria degli Angeli, northeast Rome – to the north

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