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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” (514 reviews)
“virgin mary” (93 reviews)
“side chapels” (82 reviews)
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been visiting Cathedrals all over the world and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is definitely in the top 10 we have seen. Spend some time inside if possible.

Thank Krimpvark
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Basilica di Santa Maria might not be as famous as St Peter’s Basilica or Sistine Chapel in Vatican for some, but if you’re in Rome, difinitely go visit. It’s one of the most beautiful and artistically valuable basilica you will ever see.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is gorgeous and once you step in, it gives you sense of peacefulness.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Skip Rome on Easter weekend I don't know what our travel agent was thinking when she booked Rome at the end of our trip instead of the beginning.

Thank susan m
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is maybe my favorite and such an honor to Our Lady. Our spiritual and most reliable Mother we can go to as our intercessor to the Blessed Trinity. Pray at the relics of the Holy Crib, visit the side chapels, especially the Borghese Chapel...More

Thank Patti R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must when visiting Rome! The collonade is impressive, as well as the side-chapels along it. The light coming from the windows, specially the round one from the main fasad is magical! Then the altar area and the mosaics are just breathtaking. Read a bit...More

Thank JoeGSP
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As with most of Rome this is a must see, its hard to fit it all in but the good thing is, Romes not that big.

Thank benw341
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great spot to see. Beautiful art work.Not very crowded. Able to light candles and take pictures without a flash.

Thank Claudine A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore was situated opposite the Hotel we were staying in. We had a great view of this building from the Roof Terrace of our Hotel.

Thank Janet3197
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It really takes time to look around in order to notice all the small details but it is very impressive to see and worth stepping in.

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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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btobrien
24 June 2017|
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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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