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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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Unbelievable art and statues. Each church is different but yet so majestic. It is so hard to fathom the time to create these churches. It is a holy place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unbelievable art and statues. Each church is different but yet so majestic. It is so hard to fathom the time to create these churches. It is a holy place

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a large early Christian basilica and one of the seven major basilicas in Rome. It is also within the city walls near the main train station, Termini. The first thing to strike the visitor is its impressive size! It has a huge long nave with side chapels set along the aisles. There are early mosaics along the nave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is usually the first or second stop when you start the hop on hop off tours. There is a gift shop that has many beads, calendars, postcards and other religious gifts across the street. This is when locals meet for coffee or some shopping. The Basilica is very beautiful you can go inside if you queue up but queues... More 

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I attended Mass in this beautiful setting on Christmas Day, a strange experience with all the tourists milling around staring at you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real visual treat and very atmospheric. Did not expect it to be quite so impactful. Really enjoyed it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually enjoyed visiting here as much , if not more than St. Peter's because it was just as lovely but much more accessible. It is worth the time to find it as the many posted photos suggest. Keep in mind church open hours vary. many close at our normal lunchtime and open again later in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way back from the colosseum to our hotel, we happened to walk by this Basilica. We decided to step inside and it was the best decision we made! Even among the dozens of gorgeous churches and Basilicas in Rome, this one stands out. We attended mass in one of the chapels, underneath one of the ornate domes. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make it a point to see this church. There's hardly a line compared to St. Peters. It's massive and beautiful and full of gorgeous chapels inside the church. Don't forget to check out the statue of Pope Pio in the middle of the church by the main altar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church in the heart of Trastevere, nice paintings in it and you won't regret paying a visit. Located in the charming Jewish ghetto, it will allow you to wander around the Trastevere streets, get an idea of a different part of Rome and visit a nice Basilica full of hidden gems, paintings by many well known artists, large corridors.You... More 

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This was incorporated in our tour package and well worth it when you have a knowledgeable tour guide.

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