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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry

Address: Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: 035-223-327
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Ranked #1 of 92 Attractions in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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