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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (514 reviews)
“virgin mary” (93 reviews)
“side chapels” (82 reviews)
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LOCATION
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
Monti
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+39 06 6988 6800
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"beautiful church"
in 514 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 93 reviews
"side chapels"
in 82 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"termini station"
in 67 reviews
"st peters"
in 62 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 50 reviews
"guided tour"
in 61 reviews
"mosaics"
in 379 reviews
"ceiling"
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"crib"
in 128 reviews
"mass"
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"confession"
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Reviewed yesterday

you can spend one hour to have a precise look on walls and ceiling : art of perspective and christian symbology !

Thank caribbeanashanti2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful pilgrimage visit. It is a beautiful church, but there are others equally beautiful, so if you take time to visit, do so as a pilgrim rather than as an art historian or critic.

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Reviewed yesterday

This Basilica is worthy of an extended visit. I was especially appreciative of the variety of marble colors utilized in the altars and flooring.

Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed yesterday

So much details to see. Every surface is covered with beautiful frescoes. It's just amazing to see and you can take great pictures!

Thank Manon S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this Basilica on a recent trip to Rome and found it to be quite unique and beautiful. The statuary and paintings are worth spending the time at this location.

Thank Al H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This should be top three on your list. The ceiling alone is worth the visit it's covered with real gold!

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit, beautiful ceiling. Suitable dress advised as with all other religious sites in Rome.

Thank omanNorfolk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Basilica is a majestic place full of historical and valuable scenes.The huge stairs, the big stones and the sculptures make you want to come back over and over. I have visited this place twice and can't wait to come back again in the future....More

Thank Maryas1
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Reviewed 4 days ago

From the outside it looks anything but impressive - inside however it is magnificent and quite breathtaking

Thank Dorothy L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the four papal basilicas with stunning art and architecture, not as crowded as some of the others..

Thank BobS26_13
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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
6 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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