Bassilica Santa Prassede

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Via di Santa Prassede, Rome, Italy

Bassilica Santa Prassede Rome Reviews

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Golden church - Santa Prassede Dec 27, 2011
25 December 800 Charlemagne is crown emperor in Rome

Fact about the Carolingian Renaissance: “During the reign of Charlemagne there was a short lived renaissance with an intellectual and culture revival in Europe. Pope Paschal was at the forefront of this revival – and during his reign the Santa Prassade was constructed.”

When you see the Santa Prassede it look quite dull compared with other churches in Rome - which might induce you to forget about the church. If you do go inside the church you will be rewarded with a small golden chapel - the San Zenos Chapel. The light isn’t on all the time - hence if you really want to enjoy the glistering gold in the chapel you need to get the light turned on which will cost you a small donation.

The Santa Prassede is conveniently located close by the impressive Bassilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - hence if you are already going by to visit this church you might as well drop in and have a quick look at the golden chapel.
The entrance to the church
The main aisle
The main aisle
Roof in the church
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tj1777 says:
You were a bit more moderate than me - this was my forth church of the day and I still had three to go including st Peter
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012
Africancrab says:
Oh, how I wish I could tour this church, looks intriguing.I toured three churches while in Rome including the Basilica of St.Peter.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2012
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