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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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Great church try to catch Sunday Latin mass for a special treat

Don't miss this church it is worth visiting! Catching Latin mass especially on Sunday is a real special experience. Great music at this mass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Northern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this church it is worth visiting! Catching Latin mass especially on Sunday is a real special experience. Great music at this mass.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the largest Basilica in honor of Mother Mary, mother of Christ. This is a must see as well while in Rome. The exterior and as well as interior is a wonder to see.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic Basilica. The 'piece of wood from the crib of Jesus' was a bit hard to swallow but the silver container built to hold it was eye wateringly ornate. The first gold sent back from the New Wold was used to gild the ceiling (a gift to the Pope from the Spanish King and Queen). Amazing mosaics and one... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In my opinion, this large basilica is the most attractive from the outside of the several in Rome. There's a very graceful stepped bell tower set off to one side of the roof; a beautiful 18th-century entryway with large, airy openings on two levels; and, at the back of the building, a broad flight of steps leading down the slope... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This church was within walking distance of our hotel. It's a UNESCO site & the largest church in Rome that's dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Although the original building dates back to the 5th century, it has been extensively renovated over the years. The interior is beautifully decorated with paintings & mosaics...just beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite Basilica in Europe. It is a lovely place to have mass without too much crowd or tourist.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was worth a visit with beautiful marble and decorative frescos and mosaics but obviously not in the same scale as St Peter's. Set in a nice piazza with fountain. Plenty of cafes surrounding area to spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many of the basilicas are dark and not very uplifting. This one isn't that way. It is beautiful, very ornate, well tended and a popular tourist attraction. As others will tell you it is quite beautiful, what I found so engaging was the lightness of the building,the detail within the individual sculptures, the light and beauty of it all. Allow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is as beautiful on the outside as it is inside. Not far from the Coloseum, it is worth spending some time inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place. You must tour this Basilica. The massive sculptures and paintings are beautiful. The tombs here are interesting...

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