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Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere

Via del Teatro Marcello 46, Rome, Italy
+39 347 381 1874
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Via del Teatro Marcello 46, Rome, Italy
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+39 347 381 1874
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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

1  Thank srimanone
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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 David W
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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

1  Thank Archaeobuff
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Hans V
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

We are history buffs but were amazed by this church (1128) built on top of three early pagan temples (from 260BC). It's not exactly every day you get to see such things. The guided tour was not available so we took ourselves down staircase under...More

1  Thank Caro B
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