Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome – Church Architecture

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome, Photos, Church Building, Italian Design, Image

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Roma : Architettura

Roman building photographs, Italy

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Large Baroque church just east of the Pantheon

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Roma

Rome buildings : Traditional architecture

Square outside (west) of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva:

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva square Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome square

The Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Building images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic church building in Rome. Behind a restrained Renaissance style façade the Gothic interior features arched vaulting that was painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration.

The church and adjoining convent served at various times throughout its history as the Dominican Order’s headquarters. Today the headquarters have been re-established in their original location at the Roman convent of Santa Sabina. The titulus of Sanctae Mariae supra Minervam is now vacant with the death of Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who died on 1 September 2017.

Key Architecture close to this Rome church building:

The Pantheon
The Pantheon Rome
photo © Adrian Welch

Gesù – Gesu church, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Gesu church
photograph © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria della Pace, northeast of Piazza Navona
Santa Maria della Pace
photograph © Adrian Welch


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Architecture in Rome

Rome Architecture Designs – chronological list

Architecture Walking Tours

Rome Architecture Walking Tours

Santa Maria di Vittorio
Santa Maria di Vittorio
photograph © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria in Cosmedin, south Rome
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
photograph © Adrian Welch

St Peters Basilica
St Peters Basilica Rome
photograph © Adrian Welch

Website: Architecture

Comments / photos for the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Roma page welcome

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Rome – page

Website: Visit Rome