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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in...

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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A must see when in Rome. A beautiful and spiritual atmosphere pervades the very walls. One of the best if you are doing a tour of the basilicas

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West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when in Rome. A beautiful and spiritual atmosphere pervades the very walls. One of the best if you are doing a tour of the basilicas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In Rome there are more beautiful churches than you could visit in a year. I had this on my must see list due to reviews. It was truly beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of Rome's four patriarchal basilicas, this monumental 5th-century church stands on the summit of the Esquiline Hill, on the spot where snow is said to have miraculously fallen in the summer of AD 358. Much altered over the centuries, it's something of an architectural hybrid with a 14th-century Romanesque belfry, an 18th-century baroque facade, a largely baroque interior, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The basilica is a must see. It is close to termini station and in a shopping area. There are plenty of eating places around it also. Easily located. The history of the building is interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A surprise on the inside, as the exterior is much plainer than some other edifices. Again lots of tombs of well known historical figures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The gold on the ceiling is from the new world. The manger of the Child Jesus is below the main altar.

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Stunning Basilica though we arrived there late, we still had plenty of time to admire the fantastic art on the ceiling. We had to pay €3.00 entrance fee, and very much worth paying for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

another incredible church among a lot in rome.. the entrance to the main building is free, but you can pay 5 euros in order to have a guided access to otherwise locked rooms

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unbelievable art and statues. Each church is different but yet so majestic. It is so hard to fathom the time to create these churches. It is a holy place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a large early Christian basilica and one of the seven major basilicas in Rome. It is also within the city walls near the main train station, Termini. The first thing to strike the visitor is its impressive size! It has a huge long nave with side chapels set along the aisles. There are early mosaics along the nave... More 

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