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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
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed yesterday

this is second largest church, the sunday service was lovely, plenty of cheap resturants and gift shops

Thank rodsalmon7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The church is free just go in and enjoy the the beautiful art that is in every square inch of the church. You can spend about 20 minutes in here.

Thank copticvoice
Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is such a wonderful building to visit - such beautiful décor inside, so ornate and intricate. It would be a shame to be in Rome and not see this lovely place.

Thank Jade-Stamford
Reviewed yesterday

It took us two times to see this church. The church is fenced off and there is a security entrance where you have to go through a metal detector. The entrance in in the Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore and not at Piazze Dell Esquilino....More

Thank canadian-eh777
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basiilica of St. Mary Major) is the largest of the four Basilicas in Rome (hence the term Major) and probably the most elaborate. The church is magnificant on the outside and stunning and more elaborate on the inside. In...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
Reviewed 2 days ago

We started our pilgrimage at this beautiful basilica. Truly wonderful to see the Salus Populi Romani.

Thank zzz08
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are about half a dozen large basilica in Rome and this is one of the most beautiful. Wonderful windows and side chapels. Definitely worth a visit

Thank JC1LondonEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited basilica in the evening and there was a concert of Choir of king's college cambridge .

Thank claudiu t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It has beautiful Artwork and very peaceful inside.. Rome is all about churches vs well this is one of the biggest.. Must see.. Need to dress appropriately.. Free entry

Thank Siddhi D
Reviewed 3 days ago

basilica st maria is a very beautiful basilica. however i heard from others that they get ghost bumps while visiting the place.

Thank dogtortoise
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Barbara L
17 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
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
24 June 2017|
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.