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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry

Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
035-223-327
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Ranked #1 of 78 Attractions in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Runcorn, Cheshire, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Simply a must do ! The facade is lovely and then you enter to find a really stunning interor, but please look up ..wow! Opulance and wealth are evident with beautiful tapestries, facades, marquetry panels and ....more lions Opening times are limited so plan your time well:Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 17:00 Sunday 09:00 - 12:45... More

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Fuerteventura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We wish we had more time to see the fabulous interior of this church. After coming from France where many churches are quite austere and plain after the Catholic Reformation, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry was full of amazing things to see. We had only 15 minutes before it closed for lunch and we wished that we had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a wonderful guided tour from a volunteer. A very elegant german lady who lives in the town. As we were there practicing our italian she did the entire tour in italian! A rare and special experience!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were actually visiting Bergamo in September 2013 and loved the feel of this city. The new town has wide streets from the train station. It is worth then walking up the narrow cobbled street to the old town and strolling around this part of the city. The church is fantastic - probably the most ornate church we saw during... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was awesome to see such a beautiful church way up Bergamo alta, all around was a lot to take in, but if you have little time it is still nice to see. It was closed during lunch hour between 1-2:30pm.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went to this basilica in afternoon of the working day and truly enjoyed it. It was such a peaceful place. I just wanted to look around but I stayed more then hour as it was such a wonderful quiet environment.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very ornate interior (typical of many churches in Italy) and not really my style although interesting

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Montréal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful place, what a nice central plaza, you could spend hours here. If you can, get a guided tour to understand more about Bergamo's history!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We did a few churches during our Italian holidays, but none like this. Not one each is left untouched. Absolutely breathtaking !!! Tapestries, paintings even marquetry panel that are a delight on display. Allocate enough time to try to really grasp the whole beauty of this place.

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Whitley Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As soon as you walk in the WOW factor hits you, it is difficult to find words to describe the paintings and frescoes in the basilica, truly outstanding. You are frightened that you miss something when you walk around. This is a must when you visit Bergamo.

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