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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica is beautifully decorated and the ceilings are breath-taking. The most amazing church we visited on our recent trip.

Thank CM K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually very spectacular inside BUT strictly enforced to photography inside. Usually very full of tourists so come early for the least crowds.

Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church took my breath away so much that I cried! It is so intricately decorated & so very beautiful, probably the best I saw whilst in Italy. Such a spiritual place & definitely well worth the visit. I LOVED this church & one day...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church well worth visiting. Like many Italian churches the ceilings are beautiful, the art work adorning the walls exquisite, the altar wondrous to behold. You can also view the relics of a former Pope in an alcove off the main church.

Thank derekarm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen many churches in my travels around Europe, but this one is certainly special and worth a visit. Entry is free. In my opinion if you've got church overload, skip the Cathedral next door, but do stick your head in this one!

Thank SykeZLimit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance is unassuming, but inside you'll find one of the most ornate churches I have ever visited and the most spectacular in Bergamo. Every inch is decorated with frescoes, statues, stucco, paintings, tapestry, a pipe organ and patterned floors. Don't forget your camera at...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed...a feast for the eyes. Really is an incredible sight, remember to close your mouth because this place is jawdropping.

Thank montylove21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing. Really well located in the main area of Bergamo easy to find and with free entrance. The ceiling is stunning. Such magic monument! I will recomend to anyone i know :)

Thank Vitória A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went without expectations, and we were really surprised by the artwork. There are so many fine elaborated details, the floor the painted ceiling, the stautes and more. 🗿⚰️ It is really impressive, we liked it a lot. Highly recommended 👍🏼 👍🏼 🙂

Thank ralbrunn76
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you visit the Cita Alta (old town) in Bergarmo do not miss this church. It has the most amazing artwork. Every inch of the ceiling and walls is covered in paintings, carvings or tapestries and it has wonderful statues, some from the 13th Century....More

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Celeste A
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Response from ILONA-World | Reviewed this property |
its Basilica has located in Bergamo, for visit you need to take e-tickets on e-platform of this Basilica. If you dont have tickets you cant visit. Very long an hard traffic to visit it. You could wait 1-3 monthes, depend... More
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Ladies best to cover their shoulders and gentlemen should wear at least long shorts. It is always in the interest of everybody to wear decent attire when visiting churches. Worst case scenario, ladies will be given shawls... More