Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Termini • 6 min walk
  • Vittorio Emanuele • 7 min walk
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4.5
16 169 reviews
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3 517
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43
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Dan P
8 contributions
Breathtaking.
Nov 2021
Unparalleled. If you plan ahead - search out the SCAVI tour as have a chance to explore the history and meanings of St Peter's
Written 30 November 2021
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Cary L
Ennis, Ireland222 contributions
A true spectacle
Nov 2021
One of the most important churches in Rome this Basilica is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in the city of Rome. The art work is incredible and leaves you in awe of what was built in the Glory of God. A must see if you are in Rome!!!
Written 30 November 2021
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MichaelBNielsen
Odense, Denmark329 contributions
Beautiful and impressive church
Nov 2021
Fromm outside this church does not seem to be so.interesting. But do yourself a favour a have a look inside. Beautiful ceiling and decorations.
Written 23 November 2021
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janiewa
Punta Gorda, FL510 contributions
Beautiful Basilica
Sep 2021
This basilica was right across from our hotel so visiting it was easy. Although it does not look that impressive from the exterior, the interior does not disappoint. Lots of gold and beautiful art are the highlights. The numerous chapels are each unique. We did not have a guide but still found it a worthwhile experience.
Written 20 November 2021
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yiabi
Athens, Greece99 contributions
A majestic church
Nov 2021
Many other travelers have said this, but indeed it is a must-see in Rome. The church is majest and one of a kind. We didn't have a guide, so we missed some interesting facts about the temple. Make sure to avoid making our mistake and go a bit more prepared.
Written 17 November 2021
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Bas G
8 contributions
Beautiful place must to see
Oct 2021
Visit Rome during a 4 day tour, took plenty audio guides and personal group guides the best experience was on the saint Angelo castle we had a personal guide tour. this was awesome. all puzzles from the entire visit came together!!!The basilique was stunning to see.
Written 11 November 2021
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Jennie
3 contributions
Basillica di Santa Maria
Sep 2021
Loved the Basillica, so much history and so beautiful. The tour guide was very thorough but I had a hard time really understanding his english and I dont' speak Italian. I did really enjoy it though and was very happy with the value of the tour
Written 22 October 2021
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Nils Larsen
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
One of a kind !
Sep 2021
Beautiful and marvelous mural paintings and mosaics,it was a great first glance of Rome. I loved the frescas
Written 18 October 2021
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland1 633 contributions
Beautiful Basilica
Aug 2021 • Solo
Visited here at the end of August 2021. From the outside this large Basilica is not overly impressive to look at. However, once you go through security and go inside it has the Wow factor. The beautiful large hall leads to the main alter and there have numerous beautiful small chapels on either side to admire.
Written 15 October 2021
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John D
Bradenton, FL469 contributions
A Must See
Sep 2021
The Basilica was wonderful! It is worth the special trip to see. So many great places outside in the area to see. You won't be disappointed.
Written 27 September 2021
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