Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
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Rome, Italy. The basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva as it appears nowadays. The church, the only example of (interior) gothic medieval architecture in Rome, underwent many transformations in its long history. The name comes from the Roman temple of Minerva Chalcidica which occupied the area where the church was built (actually three different Roman temples were found in the area). In the church are buried Saint Catherine from Siena, the painter Beato Angelico, and the popes Leo X Medici and Clement VII Medici. The façade as it appears today is mainly the result of the work by Carlo Maderno in 1600 who followed the renaissance model of the church Santa Maria in Aracoeli.
Location: Piazza della Minerva, Rome Roma Italy Italia