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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 698 86800
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Ranked #12 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
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Rosheim, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the 4 majors Basilica in Roma : see it ! I liked it a lot; maybe one of the most interesting :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth stocking up with 1€ coins to light up the wonderful mosaics and ceiling. Binoculars would be good too as the mosaics are very high up. Nice little shop to buy postcards of the mosaics so you can see them close up. Fabulous floor and the basilica a real mish mash of styles. Second to St Peter's in importance.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

beautiful inside and right outside our hotel (menacete palace) Very big inside and used this as our landmark for our hotel

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This church was dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus and is near the Fountain of Trevi. Not a major tourist attraction but one which should be seen.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of the best churches in Rome and outside of the hustle of the numerous churches in the Centro Storico. Second only to San Giovanni di Laterno, but still boasting beautiful artwork and a relaxing Piazza and surrounding neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Being a Catholic and coming here will always have a special feeling, but I was truly blown away by the whole visit. Plenty to see and you can easily spend a whole day here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the most important churches in Rome, it is worth seeing for its greateness and imponent style

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you want to rest for a while in one of the great churches in Rome, Santa Maria Maggiore is a good option. If you are near the Termini station, you can spend some time here. Otherwise, you can leave the visit for your next time in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous and quiet inside. Lots of churches of course in Rome but this one is spectacular

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The basilica is beautiful. Very nice statues, paintings and the whole place in itself is artwork. Made me feel very humbled and peaceful. It is fairly small, so the visit is not long, but well worth it. There is also areas that are not for visiting or photos, just for praying, which I thought was a good way to remain... More 

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