Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere

Local nameBasilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
LocationRione XIII Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Do not be fooled by the modest exterior. Although the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere is not the largest of churches in Rome, it very well may be one of the most beautiful ones, thanks to the magnificent, golden mosaics inside and a captivating, serene atmosphere.

Also called the Basilica of our Lady in Trastevere, this church enjoys the status of a basilica minor. Its foundations were laid down as early as the third century AD, which makes it one of the oldest churches still standing in Rome. However, the majority of the building as we see it today was erected later, in the twelfth century AD.

The church is peaceful and usually not very crowded, due to its position outside the centre of Rome. If you want to experience its atmosphere to the fullest, time your visit so that you come in the evening when the interior of the church is lit by candles.

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Opening hours

Visits are not allowed during masses, please check beforehand.


Free entry.

More information and contact



Phone +39 06 581 4802

Address Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere 24-26, 00153 Rome, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'21.948" N 12°28'10.137" E

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