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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (507 reviews)
“virgin mary” (90 reviews)
“side chapels” (82 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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"churches"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must be visited. Very krasivan, not only outside but also inside. He was buried in a modest and Bernini, one of the major architects of the Popes in the Baroque period. Free entry!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful basilica that I’ve ever visited. For sure, one of the most extraordinary of Rome.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located just outside our hotel we came here on a rainy Sunday. A service was underway and we had to wait to get through security. Beautiful architecture. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got here at around 3pm and there was this long Q. We thought that we won't bother. But my wife insisted and we got in the Q. It took us 1.5 hours to get into this fine building and it was an honour and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning architecture, good tour guide, very atmospheric, beautiful marble structure with paintings and mosaic.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A mandatory visit. No more comments. It is simply incredible the bulging makes you feel like an insignificant ant.

Thank Antonio R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit the place. Visiting the place was part of our guided tour. Worth to visit place in the city (center).

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This large papal church is worth a visit for its early Christian decorations. There is a lot of gold used with the old wall paintings.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ! And so well preserved .Beware of the touts and beggars outside all these historic buildings - they can be a nuisance .Eating out is very ,very expensive but side street cafes are slightly cheaper .

Thank David A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bazilica di santa maria maggiore is the most beautifull church interior that i ever seen ,when there you really feel close to god ,made me speachless...

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Barbara L
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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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Response from gpoppa2017 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required. Usually, there are no lines, very relaxing to visit
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btobrien
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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.
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