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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry

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Address: Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: 035-223-327
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8:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Beautiful, overwhelming. Visit and you won't be disappointed.

I cannot do justice to the beauty of this place. My words are inadequate. Just visit and see for yourself.... I can now understand why religion means so much to so many people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I cannot do justice to the beauty of this place. My words are inadequate. Just visit and see for yourself.... I can now understand why religion means so much to so many people... It would difficult not to moved by this place.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very beautiful basilica, definitely worth to visit and see. Quite peaceful, not so many tourist in winter time.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You have to visite it if you are in Bergamo. Is a very beatiful church that will makes you will feel peaceful and relax . Easy to find it in Alta Cita in the main square next to the other important monument Duomo .Dont miss it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Until I visited this basilica I had never seen so many frescoes at one place as there. If you like religious painting you must see it!

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Pasadena, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Of all religious buildings I have visited this was so fascinating. It's age and unique beauty is worth the visit.

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Israel
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I think this is probably one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The paintings on the ceilings and walls were incredible... This place is a MUST if you are visiting the old city of Bergamo.

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Runcorn, Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

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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