Basilica di Santa Prassede
Basilica di Santa Prassede
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Cavour • 6 min walk
  • Vittorio Emanuele • 7 min walk
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Comobo
Portsmouth, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a lovely visit, we popped in after going to the Vatican. It was close to our hotel. It is incredible inside and well worth a visit.
Written April 15, 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Saint Prassede is a 9th-century basilica just a couple minutes walk from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and is well worth visiting if you are sightseeing in the area. Opening hours are now 10am to 12pm and 4-6.30pm (March 2024).

The exterior looks like any old Roman building. However, the inside is remarkable, starting with the apse mosaics behind the alter, geometric marble patterned floor and the light frescos that line the wall of the main nave. A highlight is the small room with low ceiling frescos of Christ and a column fragment relic from the large column of Jerusalem, from which it is believed that Jesus was flogged.

In the end, is a gem of a church visit in Rome one that we have been lucky to have visited several times over the years. It never disappoints.
Written March 6, 2024
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brat0029
North Mankato, MN232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Close to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, this Church is nearly as impressive and absolutely worth a visit. Well over a thousand years old, it is one of the oldest churches in Rome.
Written February 24, 2024
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Martin T
Tonbridge, UK575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Another gem, this little church all the more so for being slightly tucked away and overshadowed by a much bigger neighbour in Santa Maria Maggiore. Quite intimate in scale and atmospheric, dark with a shaft of light coming in from the little courtyard outside. The mosaics are exquisite, all the more so for their age, shades of Byzantium in its glory, in a side street in Rome. The crypt contains remains of Roman martyrs from an earlier age. The eight century remembers the third century, and another twelve centuries have slipped by.
Written November 5, 2023
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Ena G
Vancouver, Canada763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The church is located just a few steps from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, in a small street nearby.
The mosaics inside the church are amazing.
Written September 5, 2023
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AptosAmy
Aptos, CA608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Very interesting old church. Wish someone would put some money into maintaining the place. It smells like mold.
Written April 24, 2023
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Sarah
Sandbach, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a stunning church which looks very plain outside but is a gem inside. The mosaics over the altar and in the little side chapel are breathtaking - it’s like being in a jewel box.
Written April 21, 2023
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JennyandGemma
Hampshire, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We popped in here as we were in the area visiting Santa Maria Maggiore. It’s absolutely beautiful inside and definitely worth the visit. The mosaics are incredibly well preserved and there’s plenty to see inside the church.
Written October 26, 2022
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LittleDan500
Liverpool, UK301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is sometimes overlooked at people visit the nearby Santa Maria Maggiore. If you can, visit both as they are so close to one another and equally stunning. The mosaics in particular.

It contains The Column of the Flagellation - the alleged segment of the pillar or column upon which Jesus was flogged and tortured before his crucifixion
Written June 3, 2022
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KXLingle
Sioux Falls, SD97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Santa Prassede is very near to Santa Maria Maggiore - and by "very near," I'm talking a matter of a block or two - but is very easy to miss.
This Basilica is on the more aged side for Rome, at least in the sense that the older interior decorations were not majorly modified to suit more Renaissance or Baroque taste. The apse is decorated in a wonderful mosaic as are some of the side chapels, including the chapel that contains base of the flagellation column. The layout of the church also follows the ancient Roman basilican order which we associate with churches, but arose out of Roman public architecture. While one would have originally entered from the rear of the church (as we do at San Pietro, San Giovanni, etc), the current entrance is now off a side aisle.
Additionally, the Basilica had the BEST nativity of all those that we saw in Rome (which was no small amount) as they had some animation and lighting effects - the sky in the background changed from sunrise to sunset and into nighttime, which encouraged us to hang out for longer than typical to observe.
Written January 16, 2022
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