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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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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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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