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Best Churches In Rome (Italy)

Rome is eternally Catholic, with architecturally beautiful religious churches scattered all over the country. Rome can be a cultural experience for both the catholics, and non-catholics, and provide one with experiences that makes Rome, the stunning place that it is.

Basilica of Santa Maria Del Popolo

Of all the churches in Rome, Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo is special, and equally stunning with the works of the best Renaissance artists. During 1099, a belief spread across Rome that the ghost of Nero haunted the area near North gate. The belief came to existence due to evil looking crows that resorted on a tree. As a combat to this problem, the tree was chopped down, and a church was built in its place.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica is the most famous church in the entire world, even though it may not be the oldest one. It is believed that this church is built at the site where St. Peter, the first Pope, was crucified. It takes time to savour the adjoining chapels, and museum. Famous Renaissance artists, such as Michelangelo, designed the interior. The basilica took more than 150 years to complete, but the wait was worth the while.

Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore

Also known as, St. Mary Major Basilica is one of the important Religious Churches in Rome. The church contains a myriad of artefacts, representing Rome's ancient Christian art civilisation. Every bit and pieces of this basilica has some connections with the religious history. A miracle of snow celebration is held on the August 5th, when thousands of white petals are dropped down from the ceiling.  

San Giovanni in Laterano

St. John Lateran aka San Giovanni in Laterano is listed among popular Basilicas in Rome. The Basilica serves as the home cathedral for the archbishop or Rome, and for the Pope. It is dedicated to the Evangelist and the Baptist, John. It is also known as 'World’s and Rome’s cathedral.’ According to people’s belief, it is the first Catholic Church built in Rome.

Basilica of San Clemente

Named after St. Clement, who was the third Pope after St. Peter, this basilica is located a few blocks away from Colosseum. The present church is built over almost four layers, including churches and houses that were destroyed earlier. At one part of the history, the church used to be a Pagan temple. The church even showcases beautiful mosaics, and frescoes.

San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura

Although, it is not exactly considered as a church in Rome, it still is a shrine to St. Stephen and St. Justin. The church was built back in the sixth century, and worshippers can still see the mosaics that describe the epoch when Jesus Christ was with saints. The exterior and the tomb of St. Lawrence is designed by the frescoes of the thirteenth century. Almost every pope has contributed funds to the Basilica right from its construction and changed the shrine that was initially small into a complex that turned out to be the biggest architecture of religion located at the border of territory of Rome.

Santa Maria in Trastevere

The list of churches in Rome cannot be complete without mentioning the Santa Maria church in Trastevere. It is one of the oldest and most impressive churches in Rome that was constructed around 350 AD. It is also the very first church of the city where the public was allowed to enter and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In the twelfth century, it was reconstructed by Pope Innocent II, and in the present day. It displays the mosaics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

This church was built on a temple’s ruins for Minerva, who is the ancient goddess of wisdom. The architecture of this church is what makes it impressive and one of the best churches for pilgrims in Rome. The Dominicans constructed this church back in the thirteenth-century making it one of the very few Gothic churches of Rome.

Rome is a real mix of tradition, and modern culture. The city flares its culture, acting like the magnetic that gathers tourists from all over the world. Religious Churches in Rome is equally breath-taking, and devotional that would make anyone feel at ease.

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    Out of 900 churches in Rome, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and St. Peter’s Basilica are definitely worth a visit.

     

     

    Majority of churches in Rome belong to the Catholic faith.

    Despite Vatican City being a separate country within Italy, it can be visited on the same Schengen visa.

     

    Today, there are more than 900 churches in Rome, and this is the reason as to why it is considered to be the city with the most number of churches.

    Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the largest and main churches in Rome. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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