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Basilica of Santa Prisca

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Roma_Chiesa di Santa Prisca
Via di Santa Prisca, 11
www.santaprisca.it
Church: every day 7:30-12:00 and 17:00-18:30. Free entry.
Underground level: by reservation only. Admission fee.

Dedicated to the martyr Prisca, who was beheaded in the first century. AD, the church was built between the fourth and fifth centuries and owes its present appearance the restoration carried out for the Jubilee of 1600. Inside the church, an ancient Roman capital was adapted as a baptismal font and, according to legend, it was here that St. Peter baptized Prisca. The episode was depicted in 1600 by Passignano in the painting above the main altar.
In 1934, excavation work beneath the church led to the discovery of a third century AD mithraeum – a place of worship dedicated to the god Mithras – and a first century AD Roman house, probably that of Aquila and Priscilla, where St. Paul was a guest.


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Via di Santa Prisca, 11, 00153 Roma, Italy

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