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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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Very richly decorated

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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