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“Magnificent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour
Ranked #4 of 1,338 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very close to our hotel and near Termini. Lovely mosaics on the front though I would have liked a better view of them. A very large beautiful church.

Visited November 2012
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Anglesey
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“what's with the lights?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Wonderful church but why is it not possible to have the light swithes for the mosaics a little closer to the mosaics? At present you either do not realise there are lights at all, or by the time you have walked the length of the church after putting your money in the slot the time has run out!

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“but that window....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Gorgeous, historical church with a 1990's stained glass window over the entrance (donated....but nonetheless) that is totally out of place. Ignore that and you have a wonderful experience. Restroom facilities limited.

Visited November 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Santa Maria Maggiore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Check the time because we went late afternoon and it was closed. Glad we went back the next day because it was spectacular; full of riches, frescoes, statues and art. Magnicient ceiling paintings with gold. I could have spent at least an hour in this treasure. There were interesting shops nearby selling religious vestments and a monastic building. Well worth visiting if you are interested in religious history.

Visited August 2012
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jem_angel
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Passed this every day when staying at the Beehive hotel. It is beautiful and even though it is lesser known it is still one of the most enduring images I have of Rome

Visited October 2012
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