Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France662 contributions
Friends
Make sure you go inside (1 euro for OAPs)
The painting are wall to wall and ceiling to floor …. Amazing to see

If you are not impressed with this Basilica then don’t visit any others

Major attraction to me in Bergamo

Loved it
Written July 28, 2022
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Hugh M
Singapore, Singapore170 contributions
Couples
Almost Overwhelmingly decorated sacred space layered with history, vibrant with the faith of so many people who devoted so much energy to building it
Written July 15, 2022
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BallymoneyBaileyBoy
Portstewart, UK89 contributions
Friends
As other reviewers have said this is an amazing place to visit even if you’re not of a religious disposition. The scale and beauty of the artwork and tapestries is fantastic. A must see location if you’re in Bergamo.
Written June 1, 2022
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2013Iain2013
Ireland129 contributions
The artwork and scale of the basilica is astoundingly beautiful. It is hard to describe the magnificence of the church. Don't miss it if visiting the Città Alta as it is slightly off the main street.
Written March 27, 2022
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,252 contributions
Wow!! What a beautiful catholic basilica/church. I was stunned by how beautifully the interior had been decorated - it seemed that every last square centimeter of the walls and domed ceilings were adorned with intricate religious scenes, statues and tapestries. The detail was out of this world. And in the centre, hanging in front of the principal altar the harrowing image of an emaciated Jesus Christ on the cross gazing sorrowfully down at us mere mortals.

I sat there for quite some time taking in the majestic wonders of this hallowed place and listening to the faint, classic religious music playing in the background.

It's centrally located just off the Piazza Vecchia, surrounded by many other lovely ancient, well preserved buildings. You must go!
Written March 12, 2022
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SB01
Krakow, Poland693 contributions
I had no idea what to expect, but strolling around the upper part of Bergamo I came upon this treasure. The exterior is remarkable in itself, clearly being Romanesque but with flourishes that nod towards the glory of Moorish detailing. Once inside there is even more to see, with every inch covered in relief, fresco, tapestry. It is a feast for the eyes. The location also adds to the building, as it is surrounded by many fine buildings and structures that hark back many centuries.
I was only in the city for a brief visit, so I will return to ensure I visit for a longer time.
Written March 9, 2022
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania199 contributions
Couples
I wasn't expecting this cathedral to be of such beauty and architectural details. Both its interior and exterior are just mesmerising. Withing the cathedral there are also pieces of old tapestries and paintings.
Written November 1, 2021
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JosteinJ
Drammen, Norway382 contributions
After having queued for hours to get into St.Mark's in Venice we were amazed when we discovered this. No queue and no entrance fee and so full of fantastic treasures. We spent quite a while in there trying to take in all the beauty. A visit is highly recommended.
Written October 26, 2021
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Joost B
Europe241 contributions
Couples
The splendor is breathtaking. It always makes me wonder how this wealth was explained to the poor a few centuries ago. The Bergamo alt centro is worth the trip and don’t forget to visit this basilica
Written August 27, 2021
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B d A
Athens, Greece804 contributions
Positioning, accoutrements, mixture of draperies, in alta citta a complex and multi valent edifice. Ease in getting and strolling through.
Written August 12, 2021
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  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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