Quick Facts on Santa Sabina
- Short URL
- Santa Sabina Santa Sabina, Rome
- Piazza Pietro d'Iliria Rome, Lazio
- Main date(s)
- 41.884534° N,
Description of Santa Sabina
Completed in 432, Santa Sabina is widely considered the best example of an early Christian church in Rome. It shares a similar design with the great basilica of Sant'Apollinaire Nuovo in Ravenna, which was built later.
Although few of its original mosaics survive, several notable artworks remain: the famous cypress doors carved with biblical scenes, a dedicatory mosaic, marble inlay decorations, and marble furnishings, all of the 5th century.
The church stands atop the Aventine Hill, providing fine views of Rome from an adjacent orange grove.
July 16, 2011
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