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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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Bit churched out at this point, but worth it. Very interesting mosaics, even better if you go up St Peter's first to touch the mosaics inside the basilica, can see how they were... read more

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Bit churched out at this point, but worth it. Very interesting mosaics, even better if you go up St Peter's first to touch the mosaics inside the basilica, can see how they were made close up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like baroque Italianate churches, you'll love this magnificent basilica!. Lots of side chapels and the ceiling is breathtaking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of may attractions that you just have to see if you are in Rome. Beautiful decorations and wonderful architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outside of the church seemed plain but once you step inside, the interiors had a lot of details and a lot of it was of a golden colour.

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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