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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: 035-223-327
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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basilica itself inside and outside - must seen! very luxurious. real scent of historic times - but reserved by people. worth seeing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

basilica itself inside and outside - must seen! very luxurious. real scent of historic times - but reserved by people. worth seeing!

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Bucuresti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It has an interesting architecture, the exterior is very nice, by night also. Plus if you get the chance to assist at one of the concerts that are held nearby, it's really worth taking a late evening walk.

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Haderslev, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is not the most spectaculare monument in Bergamo but of course you should see it. We liked the silence.

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Bucharest, Romania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I'm sorry to say that I didn't like this church, it is my least favourite in Italy. The exterior is a bit understated, in the way Romanesque architecture is, the visitors' entrance is on the side and has a nice portico. But the interior... is too much, even for a baroque influence. There's no place where the eye can rest,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is very nice and nothing in word can describe the beauty. When you go in to it, it is so peaceful. There a bell tower next to it, and it still ring until today.

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pescara
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

As soon as you enter the church, you will be taken aback by impressive stuccoes and opulence of all the artwork which covers every single inch of the walls and ceilings. The grandeur of the architecture is embellished by columns made of precious marbles, details and frescoes all abound... There are several flemish and Italian tapestries of the XVI cent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nothing can be written about the greatness of this cathedral! You must see this in person! The architecture, the sculptures and the paintings inside will just leave you astounded!

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Belper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Words cannot convey the beauty of the architecture and painting within it. It has to be seen in person

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Little Silver, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

right next to the Cathedral and Bergamo's famous bell tower (chimes 100 times at 10 pm to call the people behind the walls), it is just astounding the detail and the art - over a dozen tapestries in phenominal shape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This basilica is breathtaking in the amount of art in it. There are even tapestries! Definitely visit this if you can, worth spending a good few minutes to admire the artwork and walk around.

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Additional Information about Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Address: Address: Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: 035-223-327
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Bergamo  >  Bergamo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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