Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Termini • 6 min walk
  • Vittorio Emanuele • 7 min walk
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16,185 reviews
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3,521
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460
Poor
43
Terrible
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Mark F
3 contributions
Jan. 2022
Bernini, the architect of Rome has always been my favourite and we visited the church to look for his forgotten grave under the steps leadinggf to the main altar. Suchg a great architect with such a humble tomb
Written 11 January 2022
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Rosie Humfrey
London, UK18 contributions
Dec. 2021
Amazing church full of history. It really means something when you're there for Christmas. One of the most beautiful church in the world
Written 3 January 2022
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FlexGirl58
New York City34 contributions
Dec. 2021
Gorgeous church in the heart of Rome. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but OMG the inside is spectacular.
Written 30 December 2021
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Your Tour Guide to Cuba
Nashville, TN33 contributions
Sep. 2021
Loved my experience visiting the Basilica. I could spend the whole week there admiring its beauty, history and very few people around.
Written 5 December 2021
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Dan P
8 contributions
Nov. 2021
Unparalleled. If you plan ahead - search out the SCAVI tour as have a chance to explore the history and meanings of St Peter's
Written 30 November 2021
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Cary L
Ennis, Ireland222 contributions
Nov. 2021
One of the most important churches in Rome this Basilica is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in the city of Rome. The art work is incredible and leaves you in awe of what was built in the Glory of God. A must see if you are in Rome!!!
Written 30 November 2021
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MichaelBNielsen
Odense, Denmark330 contributions
Nov. 2021
Fromm outside this church does not seem to be so.interesting. But do yourself a favour a have a look inside. Beautiful ceiling and decorations.
Written 23 November 2021
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janiewa
Punta Gorda, FL510 contributions
Sep. 2021
This basilica was right across from our hotel so visiting it was easy. Although it does not look that impressive from the exterior, the interior does not disappoint. Lots of gold and beautiful art are the highlights. The numerous chapels are each unique. We did not have a guide but still found it a worthwhile experience.
Written 20 November 2021
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yiabi
Athens, Greece99 contributions
Nov. 2021
Many other travelers have said this, but indeed it is a must-see in Rome. The church is majest and one of a kind. We didn't have a guide, so we missed some interesting facts about the temple. Make sure to avoid making our mistake and go a bit more prepared.
Written 17 November 2021
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Bas G
8 contributions
Oct. 2021
Visit Rome during a 4 day tour, took plenty audio guides and personal group guides the best experience was on the saint Angelo castle we had a personal guide tour. this was awesome. all puzzles from the entire visit came together!!!The basilique was stunning to see.
Written 11 November 2021
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