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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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“virgin mary” (84 reviews)
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't miss a visit to this beautiful Papal church! If you have a chance to attend mass here, it's a beautiful experience.

Thank MLb154
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was just down the road from our hotel so a must do stop. Well worth going in and seeing all the amazing design and colours - there is a mural of the 'all seeing eye' in the back and worth checking out.

Thank Toffifeetee
Reviewed 5 days ago

See the impressive Gold gilded ceiling, said to be crafted from some of the first gold brought back from the Americas.

Thank foxwales
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first time to stand in front of a grand cathedral such as this. It was centrally located near the train station and within walking distance of the apartment we rented. Beautiful construction and very majestic. On our next visit we will take...More

Thank Reginald B
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most and best decorated churches, notwithstanding the fact that it has the oldest origin of any church in Rome.

Thank kmw37a
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see! Beautiful and awe inspiring architecture and art including 5th century mosaics. Resting place of popes and artists. An experience that you'll never regret!

Thank PasoMan724
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Basilica is the largest one in Rome devoted to St. Mary. The mosaics, the ceilings, the canopy with the gold leaf, the alter area, the crypt and so much more make this a must see.

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed it thoroughly . Very beautiful. The place had a lot of art and history. I would visit again.

Thank rgriff2546
Reviewed 1 week ago

This papal basilica is truly majestic! You have to see it to believe it. We stayed right across and were treated to its views throughout our stay in the city. A stunning external facade and a beautiful interior with magnificent mosaics mark this celebrated basilica....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going through Trip Advisor to see attraction, I stumbled upon this Basilica. I took my family to see it seeing as we have never heard of it and to our surprise there was a ton to see! This has to be one of the most...More

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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.