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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous basilica which matches St Peters Hugh, well kept with incredible paintings and marble sculptures

Thank Njsouth
Reviewed yesterday

I think this is one of the most beautiful church in the city regarding the decorations inside. The ceiling is extraordinary! Now this is guarded by police, which is good.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the few Basilicas in Rome, this church is well worth a visit (free but ensure no above the knee shorts or bare shoulders) for the art treasures and, in the crypt, what is claimed to be the arc holding the remains of the...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Basilica is definitely worth a visit. It is incredibly beautiful. The painting, statues, canopy are very impressive. While we were there they were doing some repair but only in a small area so you were able to roam through the Basilica easily. They also...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here using the Omni card, which gives front of the line access, and is well worth it. The building was beyond any expectations I had. I won't even try to describe the architecture and art on display. I would suggest if it isn't on...More

Thank James_hamilton44
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Church offers good value guided tours which are worth taking for just €5 per adult, they offer free 'capes' at the door so you can cover your shoulders to go in and are not overly strict on shorts. inside is sumptuous, beautifully decorated, with...More

Thank Ken O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Basilica is definitely 'must see' in Rome. It it beautiful, stunning historical place. Don't forget visit it while you are in Rome and you wont regret.

Thank Marijana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with my girlfriend and it was breathtaking no lines no ticket a very relaxing visit ^^

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexplained emotions as soon as enter even though I am not religious person. Don't forget to see the resting places of the past pops in the basement.

Thank asad11hameed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter said not to miss this church and she was right. Stunning artwork and decor. Such a peaceful and beautiful place to spend time just taking it all in. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Pat H
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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.
12 May 2017|
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Response from Johnson F | Reviewed this property |
We did see a few men and women in longer shorts. Perhaps men were in 'Bermuda' shorts and women in 'Capri's. They were mostly very nice perhaps 'resort' wear clothing, men in shirts with collars and women in nice but not... More