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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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It will blow your mind!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Haderslev, Denmark
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Thessaloniki, Greece
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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Sense centuries of the Church history. The place worth visiting. Close to the old market place in the old city of Bergamo.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Do not go to Bergamo without visiting this Duomo! It is a gem. You could spend hours here and see something spectacular at each turn. Very impressive for an under the radar town.

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