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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Reviewed yesterday

We've been in many churches and cathedrals throughout Italy, but this one tops them all for us. The frescoes are jaw dropping! The structure is huge and every inch is a wonder to behold. Plan on staying a while to take it all in. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glynn G
Reviewed 2 days ago

at the heart of Citta Alta sourrounded by nice square and library in front good restaurants around nice architecture

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rohit8585
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the most magnificent Basilica, but still a wonderful, well preserved example and definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angmothai
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to describe- stunning. The whole building ,ceiling ,paintings -all has to be seen rather than described

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 week ago

An opulently richly decorated basilica, almost excessively so, but nonetheless fascinating. The main picture of this listing is actually that of Capella Colleone, which is accessed through a separate entrance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult to convey with words just how profusely decorated this church is. There's sculptures, painted walls and ceilings, gilded wood works, high relief, all combined to form this marvelous "object" of contemplation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The basilica is over-whelming in all senses . There is so much to see and difficult to know where to start . It has an impressive collection of tapestries , rather unusual for a church . One of the gems are the 4 marquetry panels...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ALISON H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most Catholic Churches in Italy. Overwhelming and makes one wonder why the money spent to build but then one has to try to understand the politics during the day when this was built.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank somanyfoods
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside it is full baroque, otside different styles, but the whole church is amazing. It is a real gem in Bergamo, not by chance is on Tripadvisor on the 1. place!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This Basilica is beautifully decorated and the ceilings are breath-taking. The most amazing church we visited on our recent trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
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its Basilica has located in Bergamo, for visit you need to take e-tickets on e-platform of this Basilica. If you dont have tickets you cant visit. Very long an hard traffic to visit it. You could wait 1-3 monthes, depend... More
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Ladies best to cover their shoulders and gentlemen should wear at least long shorts. It is always in the interest of everybody to wear decent attire when visiting churches. Worst case scenario, ladies will be given shawls... More
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