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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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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see! Beautiful and awe inspiring architecture and art including 5th century mosaics. Resting place of popes and artists. An experience that you'll never regret!

Thank PasoMan724
Reviewed yesterday

This Basilica is the largest one in Rome devoted to St. Mary. The mosaics, the ceilings, the canopy with the gold leaf, the alter area, the crypt and so much more make this a must see.

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed it thoroughly . Very beautiful. The place had a lot of art and history. I would visit again.

Thank rgriff2546
Reviewed 2 days ago

This papal basilica is truly majestic! You have to see it to believe it. We stayed right across and were treated to its views throughout our stay in the city. A stunning external facade and a beautiful interior with magnificent mosaics mark this celebrated basilica....More

Thank wishicudtravelmore
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Going through Trip Advisor to see attraction, I stumbled upon this Basilica. I took my family to see it seeing as we have never heard of it and to our surprise there was a ton to see! This has to be one of the most...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stumbled upon this Basilica while walking around,It is truly stunning inside and highly recomend a visit here while in Rome.

Thank scunnyman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was simply walking back to my hotel and say the Basilica. Had sometime so I walked it. Was very surprised how beautiful it was. I was quite taken back. One did not have to fight the crowds that are normal at other attractions. Take the...More

Thank Mountaineer57
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was told that Pope Francis visit to pray the Basilica whenever he will travel, so I made sure to go to this place. It's just a walking distance from Roam Termini station, and easy to find. In front of the majestic basilica is a...More

Thank 143Malou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paid 5 euro for a tour and it was amazing to see things you wouldn't otherwise like Bernini staircase used daily for over 400 years and the most amazing mosaic.

Thank Susannah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated away from the main tourist site but well worth the walk. A great church in a city of great churches. Features many great mosaics and a circular staircase by Bernini.

Thank s1151
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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
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.