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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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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
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed today via mobile

A must see for religious as non religious people. You will feel blessed after seeing that remarkable and stunning design.

Thank Resort799775
Reviewed yesterday

We walked to see this basilica from our hotel. It is magnificent! Very ornate paintings and smaller chapels off to the side. We arrived during a service which we did. It want to interrupt somwe only visited portions of the basilica. Beautiful!!

Thank luv2flyNy
Reviewed yesterday

While not as popular with tourists I recommend you go and see this Basilica. It is very large and steeped in lots of history.

Thank GoGo7654
Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous basilica. Impressively large, impressively designed. Well worth a visit, as it's possible to linger there and appreciate the beauty.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed yesterday

I am constantly amazed by the timeless works of art that adorn the surface of these Roman relics. I will be sure to bring back my mama.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed yesterday

Just visit for the beauty and tranquil space with some lovely exhibits. Each church has its own unique style and this is no different.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the major Catholic Basilicas in Rome (the other one we visited was St. Peter's Basilica). Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was only a few blocks away from our hotel (Hotel Artemide) so it was a very easy walk. My husband and...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge impressive church with beautiful, golden mosaic ceilings and many equally stunning side chapels.

Thank Salty-seadogs
Reviewed 2 days ago

happened to visit just before mass was about to begin on Sunday a.m. I am not entirely familiar with catholic traditions, but I was impressed with the procession, although a little put off by the incense odor/smoke. in any event, the church is adorned with...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was near our hotel so we popped in to see it. Beautiful. We didn’t have time for the tours but they looked awesome.

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September 13, 2018|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
Don't forget to look up at the ceiling it is made of solid gold. It was used for the ceiling so it could not be stolen after it was returned after being stolen previously.
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Maree S | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the afternoon. There was a security check point but no cost.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Amyeds | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just walked in, we did not take a tour and it’s free to go in.