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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: +39 035 223327
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8:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Breathtakingly beautiful!

We have just returned to our hotel after having a wander through the streets of Bergamo Alta and just had to write this review of the Basilica. Once inside the basilica the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
HertsFamily21
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned to our hotel after having a wander through the streets of Bergamo Alta and just had to write this review of the Basilica. Once inside the basilica the detail of the frescos ceilings are absolutely stunning. Walked around with our mouths open in awe of the beauty. Just breath taking. A must see in Bergamo!

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to visit to appreciate the interior of this medieval church. Peaceful and tranquil. Spend some time just reflecting.

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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Detailed both exteriors and interiors. The facade reminds me the Duomo of Siena - I find it a bit more balanced. Interiors have very rich ceilings - even too rich for my taste. Great confessional, do not miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free to visit this church and it's absolutely worth it. The decorations ar really beautiful and even I appreciated them- and I'm not the biggest fan of visiting churches.

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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is arguably the most beautiful church in Citta Alta. It is full of hanging Flemish Tapestries and the interior of the church is magnificent,.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend this church it's the most beautiful architecture I ever saw , just keep quite and keep your phone silence , it's free entry and it's beautiful to watch inside .

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THESSALONIKI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

It was closed when we visited old down of Bergamo, so couldn't visit the inside...but spent much time admiring the outstanding exterior!!!Quite unusual comparing to similar structures we have seen... we loved it !

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

a unique basilica. definitely the prime attraction at citta alta. we were surprised from the richness of deco and tapestries. A special place different from other basilicas. Citta Alta and the Basilica definitely worth a trip (3 stars of Michelin)

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit the little basilica close to the cathedral. I suggest to start with the basilica first

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The way the church interior is decorated, how excellent painting and crafts is presented makes this place absolutely worth visiting.

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