Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Literally less than a block away from the Pantheon, behind it sits the only Gothic church in all of Rome, the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva . It houses Michelango's Christ the Reedemer statue, finished in 1521. The Church is also the resting place of several popes of the Medici line, and Renaissance artists. It also boasts some wonderful stained glass windows which should not be missed! In front of the church is Giovanni Bernini's statue Pulcino della Minerva.