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Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere

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17 Sep 2018
“Go When the Excavations are Open”
3 Nov 2017
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Via del Teatro Marcello 46, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The first time I went to this church, the excavations weren't open (the excavations have more limited hours than the church itself). The second time, I made a point of getting there when the excavations were open, and I am glad I did. The remains...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Some construction going on, by pass this and spend some time visiting here. if you happen to catch a concert at night even better. they have some very interesting catacombs below and this is an example of a pre roman temple still standing. very worthwhile...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Even though whole front of building is covered and appears closed, it is easy to enter on left front. Inside it is quiet and somewhat ignored but still quite beautiful and functioning. Attended Sunday mass at noon. Beautiful. Take time to study the paintings and...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

For €3 a mooch round the underground chambers can be had in this unpreposessing scaffolded basilica which most walk by to get to the Bocca della Verita. They only let one party down at a time which adds ro the atmosphere.

1  Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I came upon the little old church of San Nicola in Carcere by accident. Its point of interest was its underground excavations. I was the only visitor and had to search out and importune (with a few euro) an attendant to let me into the...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

On our way to the Trastevere area of Rome, we decided to stop in this basilica. Its very small and dark. Luckily there was someone there who asked if we wanted to go down under the basilica and we were glad we did. The basilica...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

San Nicola in Carere or St Nicholas in Prision was originally constructed in 1128 from the ruins of the Forum Holitorium and its Temples. It was built over three Roman pagan temples parts of which can be seen in the excavations below the church. The...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Fascinating church for the history of the location as much as for the church itself. Built on the site of three different pagan temples. When it was dedicated in 1128, the area surrounding it housed a large part of the Greek community of Rome. Inside...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The church is a special one even for Rome, as it was constructed in and from the ruins of the Forum Holitorium and its temples. One can go downstairs and see the foundations of one of them. The interior of the church is also nice.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

From the outside this church drawes attention because you can see some ancient pillars bricked in. This church is built on three ancient temples. This is called the forum olitorium. When you go to the kind staff in front of the church you can buy...More

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Katherine F
20 September 2018|
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Open when the Church is open 8 to 12 and 15 to 18
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