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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (530 reviews)
“virgin mary” (94 reviews)
“side chapels” (87 reviews)
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"virgin mary"
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"side chapels"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't sure what to expect as we entered this church but WOW! I wish I had taken the time beforehand to read up what we were looking at. The gold ceiling was insane, we just had to sit for a while and gaze up...More

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss the Holy Door.Very impressive interior.visited the museum(for a fee).The shop has excellent selections.

Thank LPY39
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I attended Mass here on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The most beautiful mass I have ever attended. It was like the royal wedding without horses! The pageantry was unbelievably beautiful. The bassilica itself is woundrous. It contains a relic of the manger which is...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful art of all kinds and well worth the visit. I suggest booking a "skip-the-lines" tour as the crowds can be overwhelming.

Thank jlaughlin2016
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful basilica not far from termini, maybe a two minute walk. As with any church in Rome, it is best to visit in the morning when it is quiet. Plenty to see inside from art to architecture to tombs. If you’re a Catholic and...More

Thank Zachary L
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is best viewed early on or late on, it is open I believe 7-7 so get there early. There are soldiers on guard 24/7 outside with incredibly large weaponry, so behave yourself. Once inside, marvel in the exquisite basilica and beautiful architecture. Well...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to read the history of this basilica before visiting it. It is on my must see list for Rome.

Thank lsr928
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Reviewed yesterday

I felt like a yokel in the big city for the first time. My mouth was hanging open for hours. It is so magnificent that you can't even describe it. You can't take it all in. We took the Metro to Termini and got off...More

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the ancient mosaics to the relics to one of the oldest icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Museum to the second-floor tour, this marvel of Christian architecture is a haven for those who seek the intercession of Mary the Theotokos. Must-see if...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed yesterday

A lot of gold leaf finishes on the ceiling. Many unique vinettes. An active church. Easy access and free admission.

Thank Marknjuliem
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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
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TheWanderersClub
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
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