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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 yesterday

Enjoyed visiting this church in Rome. This is where the birth cradle of Jesus is displayed. Very interesting!!

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Reviewed yesterday

This was our last "touristy" stop in Rome. We got off the bus two stops too early, but Rome is very walkable, so we just walked the last four blocks or so. This is a Papal Basilica, with amazing architecture and art.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well located and gorgeous and accessible easily by metro, see this Basilica after the other top ones. It is worth the visit!!!!

Thank Harvey C
Reviewed yesterday

I have visited this place in February, go there at 4-5 pm there were no people and no lines. Entrance is free.

Thank Tatashkagachechil
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free entry to a beautiful, peaceful church Great art work Definetly worth a visit. Very well lite up at night

Thank Kate B
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic experience no need to do bus if you have the right footwear everything is in walking distance and adds to the experience xxx

Thank Shona H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the highlights of my Rome trip, partly because I was staying at the Hotel Antico Palazzo right across the street. It was not crowded, free of charge and the internal decoration is quite amazing. Most definitely worth a visit.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the top Basilicas to see in Rome and the line is relatively short to enter. I would recommend going here before St Peters because the two are very different.

Thank Dwayne P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Basilica di Santa Maria is beautiful and thoroughly more authentic than some of the other basilicas in the capital. However, expect some disrespectful tourists as is customary in many holy places that are tourist situations.

Thank Katie N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were not planning to go here but we are so pleased it rained on one of our days so we hopped off our big bus and ventured in, free entry but if u pay 5euro and its worth it you get a small group...More

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September 13, 2018|
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Response from TravelBuddy80 | Reviewed this property |
Not far from the train and not as crowd as other places.
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.