Discover the most beautiful mosaics of different periods in Rome and visit beautiful well-known as well as lesser-known churches.
The tour takes us to the apse mosaic of the Church of San Clemente, which is a very important element in art history. The centre of the building shows the Exaltation of the Cross. The mosaics show a pictorial representation of the Bible in which Christ and the Apostles are depicted as animals and plants.
In the Santa Pudentiana and Santa Maria Maggiore Church early Christian mosaics of the 4th and 5th century can be found. The apse mosaic in Santa Pudentiana shows Christ with the Apostles and the Saints Praxedis and Pudentiana at the gates of Jerusalem as well as the four Evangelist symbols and the crux gemmata.
In Santa Maria Maggiore mosaics on the walls tell stories of the Old Testament, while in the triumphal arch the birth and childhood of Christ is shown. However, the highlight of the Roman mosaic art is the Coronation of the Virgin in the apse.
In the Church of St. Prassede masterful mosaics from the 9th century can be admired. Furthermore, it houses a colorful apse mosaic. Pope Paschal I built the church in commemoration of the martyr Praxeids. The grave chapel of his mother Theodora is decorated with beautiful mosaics and is one of the core parts of the church.
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