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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 2 days ago

The place was oposite our hotel and is free to enter. Awsome inside very ornate. All you have to do is pass through security and your in. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paulanddonnaweavers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat through a mess, which I found interesting, especially since it was partially Gregorian chanting. Beautiful church though. It is all gold that shines...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johannesc299
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a short walk from my hotel. I didn't know the history of it until the day after I visited it. I was blown away when inside!! The detail was amazing. Definitely worth a visit!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nelsonrl1
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second favourite find this trip. Beautiful church and worth the walk. Lots of different niches and paintings.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tripaddictUkResident
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an impressive Basilica and truly original, unlike many other buildings in Rome which have been rebuilt. The Architecture and details on the inside are truly amazing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We only had one layover to go sightsee and this was the perfect choice. We went in the evening by foot from the main train station. No queue, but you have to pass through a metal detector. The art and architecture are stunning, there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This church is absolutely incredible. The details inside are breathtaking. Free entry and no line if you go early The ceiling is incredible

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 301ericw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very near to the Termini station this is worth a visit. It has security because of the Vatican connection but on the rainy day we went the line was very short. Bernini's tomb is surprisingly basic given all of the beautiful statues he created.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its architecture, age, history is mind blowing. make sure you visit late in the evening where there are not so many tourists. keep in mind it closes 7pm

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank niba623
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not to be missed. This was absolutely breathtaking, decor was something else. We went in on Sunday and a service was in progress, the singing from the choir was very moving. Free to enter

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve J
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Response from Asaali | Reviewed this property |
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Response from espaie | Reviewed this property |
it's a free experience, like the entrance into other basilicas in Rome
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