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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 698 86800
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Description: One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in...
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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nice and less crowded basilica

This was one of the basilica in our guided tour. It is much less crowded then Saint Peter's. It has its own nice history and linked facts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was one of the basilica in our guided tour. It is much less crowded then Saint Peter's. It has its own nice history and linked facts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wow,A beautiful church ,if you are in Rome you must take time to visit this place it is fantastic take time out of your busy sightseeing tour to spend some calm quiet time here .wonderful place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the churches you must visit in Rome, as it is spectacular. I know Rome is full of incredible churches and wherever you go, you find another beautiful one, but this one is the largest dedicated to St. Mary and it's really an architectural jewel, well preserved and with a lot of places to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An absolute must see built within the walls of the Roman Baths. The Meridian line a sort of sundial on the floor is something to behold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

church is lovely, dont forget women have to cover their shoulders and men have to cover their knees. get a real sense of the place. set in a lovely piazza that has some lovely caffes around it where youc an sit outside and eat and drink with views of the basilica.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

this jewel in Roma is beautiful, peaceful, and quiet- totally opposite the Vatican Basilica! The chapels are brilliantly done. Do spend quiet time here to clear the hub bulb of madly running around Rome trying to see all the sights!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Simply fantastic, a must see monument, even if for a quick tour. The area surrounding it is quite good for photo shoots too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A magnificent and beautiful church and a must visit when in Rome. It is centrally located and within walking distance of Termini Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was very interesting with gorgeous statues. There is no cost for this. You could even light a candle for a loved one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A miraculous church, history has it that our lady walked in the snow to map the actual location. St Augustine had his first mass here on ordination. Besides the Pope visits this church regularly before making a trip.

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Additional Information about Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Address: Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 698 86800
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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