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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 698 86800
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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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Fabulous building

We were staying just next to this and it's exterior was only an introduction to a fabulous place. Beautiful architecture and worth doing the tour . a must is to see it in the... read more

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were staying just next to this and it's exterior was only an introduction to a fabulous place. Beautiful architecture and worth doing the tour . a must is to see it in the evening .

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Holon, Israel
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Another great basilica, if you like them or not, don't miss on this one. Truely beautiful art, colors and colture.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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We walked to the Basilica on our way to the Forum. This is an amazing church. There are papal remains, art, and more. There was a mass taking place, there were also priests available to hear your confession in just about any language. There are many churches to see while in Rome, I would put this one near the top... More 

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One of the churches you must see when visiting Rome. Be prepared for a security check before gaining entry to the Basilica. If you approach from the rear of the building it may look closed but as we discovered it was open for visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really Impressive Basilica, really worth a visit, stunning architecture and history, highly recommend people to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Honestly the single most beautiful building I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. We did the Vatican museums and chapel then my boyfriend went up to the Basilica while I waited in the courtyard bit. We then came out into the church and I was completely stunned! A must see when in Rome

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Another beautiful basilica that you should not miss. Wonderful place and in my opinion, it comes very close to St Peter's Basilica in terms of beauty. Go take a look - you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit if you are in this area. The hotel we were staying in was in the same piazza as this basilica so was just a short walk away but there is some amazing artwork inside and beautiful architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a super Basilica to visit very high security before entering The music and singing was wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can not put into words how beautiful this place is! The talent, craft and time put into creating this stunning building... just wow! I was left speechless. Pictures do not do it justice, it has to be seen to truly be in awe!

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