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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6988 6800
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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!!

I loved walking around this Basilica , it was absolutely beautiful . You cannot miss this when coming to Rome ...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved walking around this Basilica , it was absolutely beautiful . You cannot miss this when coming to Rome ...

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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its pretty close to Termini station, so easy to find. The architecture and paintings inside are just marvelous.

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South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive, as you would expect in this fabulous city and one of the main churches of Rome. The size of the building and its location on the hill is majestic. Definitely worth a visit.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a short week in Rome and did as many sites as possible, but this was amassing. It was a long day and quite hot, but it was worth it. We used a guided tour which allowed us to see everything at a good pace and to jump the long queues. We would love to go back again soon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church was one of my favorites in Rome. It was near my hotel and the art inside was stunning. It is a working church so, attending a service there is possible.

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Roma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Basilic many times, 'cause I live so close to it. Best mosaics I've ever seen!! Not too good the fence aronde the fasade.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture surrounded by some excellent quality restaurants with top notch food and service

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a church and sacred place to visit!! We arrived on sunday12th at 11 am and got mass and communion followed by a tour of the upper quarters where the monks and priests live !! We were lucky that a group of Spanish priests arrived and we got to see the wardrobes open with vestments 100's of years old !!... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful basilica as all others in Rome, but has a special "detail", a huge remarkable statue of Moses, made by genius Michelangelo. Lot of beautiful christian details, gold, statues, iron gates, marble elements etc. For religion / art / history lovers is definitely recommended. The statue will take your breath away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of Rome's treasures that you do not have to pay to see. Well worth a visit as it is amazing inside. Only a small queue to get in through security and well worth it

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