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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 #12 of 739 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 »
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited a lot of churches in Rome , we only found this church near the end of our visit , and were pleasantly surprised , a beautiful church and we'll worth a visit Maureen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There were a lot of tourists in the church, but it didn't detract from the peaceful atmosphere within, as all were being very respectful of others. Those who wanted to pray were able to do so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

great Basilica, i was going out there at 6am expecting a mass there but none. well I still amazed with the basilica though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely speechless after this church! This was a church we just happened to go in our way back to the apartment to kill time. Glad we did because if is totally worth a visit

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walker in Shipley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Large and beautiful church - near the tube and fantastic range of sculptures and paintings etc go here first and you can walk to the colosseum

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Love all the sites in rome.have visited before so looking forward to a more relaxed walk around. We took our time this time instead of trying to see every thing in one day.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this Church, close to our hotel, free access. There are railings around the church and you are not allowed to sit on the steps. Beggars every where, need to keep vigilant when carrying your bags.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Its not in the tourist area but worth visiting. There are 4 basilicas in Rome, this one is honoring the Virgin Mary. The frescos inside are magnificent as is the altar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stayed at a nearby hotel so this was the logical place to start sightseeing. Not worth going out of your way to see the church if you are elsewhere in Rome. Just too many great churches to see in Rome and never enough time !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

doubtless one of the 4 roman basilicas would rather it had free access to the entrance than those iron railings all over

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