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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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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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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"virgin mary"
in 93 reviews
"side chapels"
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"worth a visit"
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"termini station"
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"st peters"
in 62 reviews
"awe inspiring"
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"guided tour"
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"mosaics"
in 379 reviews
"ceiling"
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"crib"
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"mass"
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not a religious person but I found all the decor obscene. I was in the Basilica fior about 15 minutes and had enough,my sister thought it beautiful and local people believed it to be more beautiful than the Cistine Chaple.

Thank viv033
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful inside!! We missed this the last time in Rome, so this was beautiful to go and see. The Pope uses this also when not in the Vatican.

Thank flower1948
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a big deal. Like all the other churches. If you have seen one, you have seen them all. Ok, it's a little bit bigger... but that's all

Thank Dávid B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While not one of the churches on our original list, this Church was a big surprise. It has some magnificent example of Mosaic work and some stunning artwork. One not to be missed with free entry and short lines.

Thank 2MacksAUS
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated on one of the most beautiful squares is one of Rome´s most lovely and historic churches. The mosaics dates from the 1140s and are justly superfamous. Sheer beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty... What more is there to say?

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stumbled upon this beautiful Basilica while roaming around Rome on foot. Peaceful inside, and adorned with incredible artwork!

1  Thank dfaughey
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Call in to this Basilica in the way back to to Hotel. Not far from Termini Station. The decor was outstanding and the ceilings amazing. Well worth a visit

Thank ColAIDenison
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing basilica. We did the guided tour which was very interesting and only 5€. There were a number of services taking place which you could participate in. Well worth a visit, free entry to the bascilica, you need to go through a security check and...More

Thank TylerStoke_on_Trent
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty to see.Zero cost.Do not take the upstairs tour it adds nothing to the visit and costs7euros. Close to termini station.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This church was never very high on our to-do-list but we finally made the effort and glad we did. What a beauty.

Thank Sandra W
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Barbara L
16 September 2017|
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Response from Justine V | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, I recall seeing a sign saying "aperta tutti i giorni", which means "open every day." So I would guess that it's open on the 1st of May. That sign, as I remember, also gave the hours the Basilica is open... More
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TheWanderersClub
7 July 2017|
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Response from gpoppa2017 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required. Usually, there are no lines, very relaxing to visit
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btobrien
24 June 2017|
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Response from BetsyPerth_Australia | Reviewed this property |
You need to come when the mass is on. I heard it once in St Peter basilica a few days ago in one of the chapel.
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