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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 698 86800
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Ranked #10 of 686 attractions in Rome
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Basilica of St. Mary Major  Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore   Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42  Transport:  Metro Line B – Cavour.  Hours:  Open... more »
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Portarlington, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit. All the bisilicas are so well decorated and you can spend hours looking at all the details.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you visit Roma, do not miss this incredible site. There are many altars under one roof. My favorite is the last on the left done in 18K gold. When outside make sure to walk around to the back of the building where the most beautiful stairs lead up to the magical Basilica. This is a great place to snap... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The interior is breathtaking. The mosaic, paintings and the atmosphere. One of the major Basilikas in Rome.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You don't need a particularly long time in here but it is a beautiful church with some amazing artwork. The ceiling is amazing. Definitely worth a visit as it's free to step inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This church was amazing too see>joust round the corner from hotel.Well worth a visit.Really nothing just very interesting.

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is another church that one could easily walk by without being impressed. Go inside and you will be amazed. It's like being in a smaller St. Peters. It's very beautiful.

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TORONTO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great basilica, part of the Vatican property, the biggest basilica dedicated to Santa Maria...a must see if you are in Rome

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Not a great deal to see. My son was very upset as he is studying history and didn't like the fact that all the roman statues had been removed. It's free to go in so why not

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

another surprising church in Rome!it was a huge basilica with numerous details and a beautiful wooden ceiling.it's one of the oldest churches in Rome,don't miss it.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a place that has always drawn me back several times when I am in Rome.There is of course St Peter's and many other impressive churches, but St Mary Major is special. The mosaics, side chapels, huge ancient columns and marble floor all blend and fit together in a way some others do not. The atmosphere is always serene... More

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