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“beautiful Church, wonderful relics” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 698 86800
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Ranked #12 of 742 Attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Owner description: One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
Midland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“beautiful Church, wonderful relics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This beautiful church houses a piece from the manger of Jesus Christ. we were lucky enough to be there for the Litany of Mary. Must see.

Visited December 2012
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“Rear is as beautiful as the Front”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The rear has beautiful steps and statuary. We only saw the facade. Did not see anyway for disabled to enter, but we did not attempt. It was very near our hotel and the Train Terminal.

Visited December 2012
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“One of many beautiful basicicas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The building and decor are amazing. We were able to attend a mass and were welcomed by other parishoners.

Visited November 2012
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“magnificent maggiore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

beautiful building which is well worth a view; steeped in history; peaceful and uplifiting; take time to soak up the view and ambience

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing building.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

As you would expect amazing architect. Nice location and nice water features next to it. Take flat shoes and be prepared to walk though!

Visited March 2012
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