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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed today

People were able to take photographs... When we were there, there was even a "confession box" for English speakers. We also managed to attend the service.... Unfortunately, not all tourists heeded the note, saying no photographs during the service... Worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Littlelizamay
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was right next to our hotel and was an unexpected surprise. We paid the extra 5 euros a person to do the quick tour and see the balcony and other rooms. It was definitely worth it and the immense beauty of the place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SFpsych34
Reviewed yesterday

This central and easy to access basilica is really grandiose, especially when looking at it from the outside. Inside it is of course also grandiose, but you don't get surprised about it when coming inside since you've been able to get a sense of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 957andersj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. This church is old and dark but it is also beautiful. I loved taking photos of the outside, it was dark in many areas of the church. The church has frescoes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hairycalgrad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely church in the Piazza near our hotel, worth a look at if you are in the area. It was Easter weekend so everything was extra special.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked through TripAdvisor prior to journey and the experience was stress free at what was a very busy time.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vadamson
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was right by our hotel so we felt it would be rude not to pay it a visit! A beautiful Basilica - we paid €5 a head to go up to the balcony so we a got a little half hour tour! To be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kirribilli1997
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is free to enter. It is a very big Basilica. It is simply beautiful. I wish I had taken the Tour It was only e5 . They take you to the lower part of the Basilica on the tour which I am told is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank robert954
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must ware trousers or log dress to enter and also cover your shoulders. Your bags will also be scanned. Inside the decor is breath-taking. Well worth the uphill walk

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank I2541HOrichardh
Reviewed 4 days ago

this monument is an amazing structure for you to wander around & be amazed at the building of such a huge area as well as all the fountains inside the huge courtyard , 10/10

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karl H
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November 22, 2018|
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Response from Asaali | Reviewed this property |
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Response from espaie | Reviewed this property |
it's a free experience, like the entrance into other basilicas in Rome
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