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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely church, worth the trip to see! Great architecture and detail with gold accents (all real gold!) Free to get in.

Thank Rbec22
Reviewed yesterday

A church worth visiting. You can sit and enjoy this beautiful church. Do visit this place in beginning of August, they celebrate a special event, a very nice experience.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free entry to the Basilica but make sure you have shoulders and knees covered. You can do an additional tour to see the mosaics upstairs for 5 euro pp. we did this and we're pleased we did as it gave a more complete picture of...More

Thank 435lynw
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in a B&B right next to this building. In the daylight it was spectacular but at night time when lit up it is even more incredible. Bells ring on the hour. I believe you can go inside although we didn't. Really adored this...More

Thank G-l-Ro88
Reviewed yesterday

The historic church of Santa Maria Maggiore is another icon and one of Rome`s most prestigious and favourite churches

Thank Tonio C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful architecture very spiritual atmosphere and you can touch real rome religious part from ceiling to walls and the floor everywhere you can find artistic masterpieces, really recommended.

Thank AmirMohammad P
Reviewed yesterday

Whether you are religious or not, your must visit the Basilica to sample its history, architecture, atmosphere and beauty. Located on the famous Santa Maria Piazza make sure you enjoy the Basilica inside and out.

Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of Rome's 4 great basilicas, 2nd in importance after St Peter's. It's a beautiful church, but I enjoyed some of the smaller churches more. You go through security in order to enter.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Honestly one of the most amazing places I had ever been. It's incredibly beautiful and absolutely worth a visit, especially if you are a Catholic (although I don't think you have to be to appreciate it)

Thank Screenname1993
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful basilica around a ten minute walk from the Termini station. Free entry is welcomed. There are clothes at the entrance to cover shoulders. Very opulent.

Thank Shannon S
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from BetsyPerth_Australia | Reviewed this property |
All churches is free to go anywhere.
June 24, 2017|
Response from BetsyPerth_Australia | Reviewed this property |
You need to come when the mass is on. I heard it once in St Peter basilica a few days ago in one of the chapel.
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Newni_11 | Reviewed this property |
Better not, although you are requested to cover the knees (for men)