It almost seems like there are as many churches here as people. These buildings are beyond any church back home, they basically look like an art gallery they’re so incredible.
Another Basilica I visited with my first class was the Basilica of Saint Maria. Luckily this one wasn’t nearly as far as Saint Paul’s. One tip: always carry a water bottle… prices are as wild as a Friday night in Times Square. This Basilica was unlike any previously seen. The entire ceiling and every arch were decorated with gorgeous crystal chandeliers. The reflection of the sun made the whole place seem like it was glowing.
What would a nice trip to church be without seeing the prison across the street? Apparently a handful of Jesus’ disciples were held in the very same Mamertinum, which let me tell you, is nowhere you want to be pre-sanitation system. Every inch of this place was built brick-by-brick and sealed off from the outside world. Aside from a barred hole in the prisoners' ceiling for food drops, you couldn’t see the light of day. Pretty rough, huh?