Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva | Saint Mary above Minerva | Piazza della Minerva, 42 (click for google map) | basilicaminerva.it

Quick facts:

  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva is adjacent to the Pantheon

  • It is the home of several notable Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Cristo della Minerva (1521), and a cycle of frescos by Filippino Lippi (1488–1493).

  • The Pulcino della Minerva (1667) is a monument in Piazza della Minerva (in front of the church) designed by Bernini, depicting an elephant supporting the shortest of the Egyptian obelisks in Rome

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