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Sant Agnese fuori le Mura

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Address: Via Nomentana 349 | quartiere Trieste, 00162 Rome, Italy
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This church has had a long history, from the first basilica that was...

This church has had a long history, from the first basilica that was dedicated to St. Agnes at the site of her grave by Constantia during Roman times, a new church built under Pope Honorius in the seventh century, and the most recent major renovation completed under Pope Blessed Pius IX (1846-1878.)

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When we arrived at the church of Sant Agnese, we discovered there was a funeral taking place, but nevertheless we were able to take a guided tour (in English) of the catacombs... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

When we arrived at the church of Sant Agnese, we discovered there was a funeral taking place, but nevertheless we were able to take a guided tour (in English) of the catacombs. The tour took 30 minutes and cost 8 Euros per person. We felt we had individual attention as there were only 5 people in our group. All together... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Take a brake and visit Sankt Agnes. We had a 30 minute guided tour. The guide was a young lady speaking perfectly English. We went under the church and visited the Christian catacombs. No bones but a lot of history. Go there if you need a brake from standing in line.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Crypt inside church contains body of St Agnes whilst her head is in the Agnes in Agony church in Piazza Novona. So an opportunity to put the pieces together:) Tour guide speaks English very well. Small catacomb but many intact graves and exposed bones not seen in other catacombs. Easy walk from the Metro. Be sure to also see Constanza... More 

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Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

You don't have to make the trip just to see the church. There are enough beautifull churches in the city centre. I went there to see the catacombs (because of the positive comments I read). Unfortunally, the catacombs were already closed when I got there. I post a photo with the tour info of the catacombs so you don't have... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Beautiful place from 4th century with a quiet garden that leads to Mausoleo di Santa Constanza, also part of same complex. You can take tour into the well preserved catacombs below the church, almost 2000 years old. The tourguide is very knowledgeable and explains a lot of details, she speaks very good English. This is a must see.

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

One always tours catacombs as part of a group. At Sant'Agnese, the group consisted of 4 persons; along the Appian Way, groups consist of 12-20 persons. Along the Appian Way, guides are of wildly varying degrees of expertise; at Sant'Agnese, the short tour is conducted by an expert. No frescoes to see, but the important ancient mausoleum of Santa Constanza... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2015

We wouldn't even have gone here if we hadn't been staying right across the street. So glad we did! Between the ancient mausoleum of Constanza (daughter of Constantine), the beautiful St. Agnese (minor) basilica, and the absolutely amazing catacomb tour under the grounds, it was my favorite church in all of Rome. Our tour guide for the catacombs spoke very... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Lovely church, part of the larger complex which includes the magnificent Mausoleum of Constanza. The church is ancient, from the 7th century,with a magnificent mosaic apse. The church also has a magnificent carved and gilded ceiling. The statue of Saint Agnes is interesting: her head and arms are of bronze, while the body is an ancient Roman statue of the... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

This church it's very particular because it's an example of the Romanic art: no many conserved the ancient Romanic structures so long, because many of them were changed during the centuries.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We always stay at the Domus Agnese apartments that are across the street from this serene basilica(minor). A very pleasant and quiet place for viewing ancient art (murals), paying respects to the saint protector of young girls, and catching your breath before having Rome overwhelm you. If you are in the area (via Nomentana and via S'Agnese) it is well... More 

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