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The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin in Rome

Quiet and calm church is better known for "mouth of truth" than for its architecture, but it deserves special attention.

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The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin

#5 of 62 places to visit in Rome
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin is modest and not similar to other churches in Rome place where one can hide from the heat in cool and silent hall.

The church is better known for its "mouth of truth", but there is something to see in church too. The first noticeable amazing symbiosis of architectural styles of the 7th and 12th centuries, an amazing mosaic floor, Middle Ages jewels.

You can come here at lunchtime to have a little sit down in the cool and enjoy the pleasant silence. Free entrance.

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Touch the Mouth of Truth in Rome
oddviser Touch the Mouth of Truth#10 of 62 things to do in Rome

Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!

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See the Saint Valentine's skull in Rome
Darina See the Saint Valentine's skull#43 of 62 things to do in Rome

The skull of the couples patron Saint Valentine is kept in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin here in Rome.

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Location: Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18

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from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm

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