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Reviewed today

Awe inspiring - decoration takes your breath away. Just to sit for 10 minutes and soak in the atmosphere is amazing.

Thank Seatonlady
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Reviewed today

If you can see them. Go on a sunny day. Even though this is one of the four papal churches, and one of the very oldest of the Roman basilicas, it doesn't see as many visitors as St. Peters or even St. John's. The mosaics are the main draw, among pagans anyway, but they are high up on the walls. Bring binoculars.

Thank MarkSherouse
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Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica was amazing, and far away from central Rome. We were able to enjoy the church without any crowds of people.

Thank Charlene D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Location is very strategic. It is very close to Rome terminal train station. The basilica is a master piece. You can walk speechless because of great art and great paintings.

Thank D9165SCmohammada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful Churches I visited and that also free...For visiting the Museum you have to pay.. Great artwork on the walls and ceilings..

Thank sanjeev1968
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating church that is on Vatican owned land. We were given a guided tour of the Roman remains of a villa beneath the church. Recommended.

Thank AndrewLinden
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This church, and every other church in Rome City Centre, is an architectural feast and should be visited by all tourists regardless of religious persuasion. Even insignificant-looking dusty exteriors hide the most breathtakingly beautiful artwork on walls, ceilings, altars, pulpits etc not to mention the marble, brass and wooden sculpures everywhere - you literally don't know where to look first - and the stained - glass windows are exquisite. The churches alone are worth the trip even if you saw nothing else.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This really was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and by far the best in Rome. And it's free!

The museum was small but some beautiful items for a few euros.

Thank 689emilliem
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit, free if just looking inside. Buy a ticket for museum/exhibition. Beautifully decorated ceilings, lots of different chapels.

Thank sun1Devon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the most beautiful churches we have seen here in Rome. An ancient Catholic basilica this is the largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The interior is stunning with gold leaf ceiling and glimmering mosaics. Sited in a hill with the tallest belfry in Rome, it is also close to the metro station. We were glad we stopped for a visit.

Thank nellielim
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