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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: 035-223-327
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8:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Like A Wedding Cake Inside

If you like extravagant baroque architecture, this is a place to see with relief sculptures covering the ceilings, dome, etc. And if you like old tapestries, they cover many of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like extravagant baroque architecture, this is a place to see with relief sculptures covering the ceilings, dome, etc. And if you like old tapestries, they cover many of the interior walls.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had trouble not to keep saying 'wow' every few minutes as we entered the beautiful church. The outside itself is very ornate with amazing sculptures and carvings, but nothing prepares you for the sight as you walk in, we spent ages in there, trying to take it all in, though that is impossible in one visit. Every inch of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One doesn't have to be a Christian to appreciate the obvious love and dedication that has gone into such a beautiful building honouring God

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wall paintings, marble, and the confessional carved by Fantoni.. my words can't describe the beauty and the Majestic feeling.. so I attach the photos

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this chapel is next to a beautiful church and visit this one first or might feel a bit dissapointed. it's nice enough to stroll around but I would spend more time next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Citta Alta on a Sunday and I heard the church bell ringing. My feet brought me to the main square and noticed a very majestic church- Basilica di Santa Maggiore. The priest just welcomed the people and I stayed the whole time until the mass was finished. The church looked better iside with its wonderful ceiling. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I literally went WOW upon entering this building. Although I am not very keen on religious art, I was extremely impressed! I was lucky enough to visit during a youth orchestra rehearsal and I can only imagine how magnificent it would be to hear the organ and the choir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How do you describe something as stunningly beautiful as this church. From the art to the tapestries and the mosaic on the outside, it just is awesome. With regard to a previous reviewer we have never had to pay to go in any church in Italy, and this was no exception. The Duomo next door is also stunning, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Europe in my opinion. It's absolutely stunning and rich with color. Massive tapestries depicting bible stories cover much of the walls. The colors are so vibrant and rich. That contrasting with the black and white marble floors is just so stunning. The murals are also amazing to see. I highly... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little gem hidden between large walls in the old city called Città Alta. The paintings are amazing, you can feel the historical handmade touch when you pass by

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