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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo Italy
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Danny C wrote a review Oct 2020
Leigh, United Kingdom32 contributions35 helpful votes
Great little 12th century church. Absolutely exquisite inside and well worth a look. Only very small but full interesting pieces
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 2020
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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is a church located in Bergamo Alta, in Piazza del Duomo, right next to the Cathedral. The church was built as a vote of gratitude by the inhabitants of Bergamo for defending the city against drought, hunger and plague that hit the city and the surrounding area in 1133. The temple was built in the second half of the 12th century in the Romanesque style on a Greek cross plan with three naves. The interior makes a gigantic impression. The interior of the basilica was rebuilt in the 17th century, the dome's interior was also changed during this period. The original Romanesque layout on the Greek cross plan has been preserved, but the decor is baroque. It is worth paying attention to the crucifix from the fourteenth century. The basilica lacks a central entrance. All four existing entrances are side entrances. The Portal of the Red Lions with a portico by Giovanni da Campione opens on Piazza del Duomo. From the south, the Portal of the White Lions overlooks Piazza Rosate, and to the left of it the Portal of the Fountain by Pietro Isabello. Beautiful place. You have to see them.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Vanessa wrote a review Sep 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom3,198 contributions895 helpful votes
Wandered around the piazza and walked in, absolutely stunning! Definitely worth visiting. Obviously, it was very quiet when we went due to the current situation.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Suuz V wrote a review Aug 2020
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands211 contributions98 helpful votes
It looks beautiful from the outside, but the inside is even better. One of the most beautiful churches i have ever seen! Definitely a must see!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SPAINDOCTOR wrote a review Aug 2020
Madrid, Spain4,980 contributions601 helpful votes
Maybe because covid you can only walk like 2 meters inside the rest is blocked Very nice in the outside
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Date of experience: August 2020
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