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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 6800
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One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in...

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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Exquisite

A very special place. Very busy but you can take moments of privacy. Exquisite art work and treasures. Great opportunity to immerse yourself in Catholic Church history.

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very special place. Very busy but you can take moments of privacy. Exquisite art work and treasures. Great opportunity to immerse yourself in Catholic Church history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were initially planning to only attend one mass, but we ended up attending 2 back to back. The first was held in a smaller chapel (I think its the Paolina chapel) and the second was in italian in the main hall. There are so many artworks and sculptures in the church that it is difficult finding a place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lucky for us it was right behind our hotel. It's free, but you do have to go thru security. Go see the beautiful ceiling and the great frescoes. They allegedly have some relics we did not see any...... It's a great church. It has some charge to go see some "treasures"........ And a museum, we did not go into either.... More 

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the basilicas in Rome everybody has to visit! And don't forget to put money to light up the ceiling and side parts!

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful church but tell me one church which is not beautiful in Rome...We went in the evening and it wasn't crowded at all. We spent some time around there in the piazza staring at the Basilica, very peaceful moment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The artwork is amazing, such a stunningly beautiful spot. Italy is so full of gorgeous basilica there seems to be one around every corner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Art was outstanding. Truly beautiful - Holy place to visit. Enjoyed learning the History, I would recommend a guide or at least the self-guided tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was nice visiting it especially when you are near the place. The termini train and metro station is very close there is a supermarket near and a lot of vendors "Indian" mainly in the area if you want to shop a quick gift. the basilica from inside is Grand and unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh my God the outside view of this Cathedral was amazing! One of the most beautiful in Rome, if not the best, second only to san Pietro Cathedral! As soon as I layed eyes on it I thought WOW! We were planning to go inside but could not make it, because we did not have time and after 4 it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is old and beautiful, worth a visit particularly on Sunday to celebrate the service. You will be very surprised when the lights come on.

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