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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in 432 AD and is where the famous architect Bernini is buried.
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to St. Mary Major, one of the four major basilicas in Rome. The outside of the big church isn't as picturesque as some others, but the inside more than makes up for it. Highlights were the Borghese Chapel and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 905clarkh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is the most impressive Basilica in which we were during our trip in Rome. It is breath taking place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 776ievas
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacular in scale, history and artwork. Every square inch is interesting, and photographs don't really do it justice. If you have binoculars or a telephoto lens, it helps in examining some of the fine detail. It was a bit busy when we we were there,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jms_got_here_too_lat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, absolutely out of this world, hard to believe it's so old! breathtakingly beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gillian52
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Rome you have to visit this church, its very beatiful and it's one of the seven great churches in Rome. A priest told me in the back of the altar you find the manjedoura from Belem. You have to look where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnaPaulaSH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was 2 blocks from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore so we started our first day of touring here and were not disappointed. We were able to attend mass in this architectural masterpiece and it was one of the highlights of our trip. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before entering read the church history in your Rome guide. Once inside enjoy the beautiful navata, transetto and the majestic roof. Explore the interior full of precious pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank giuseppen485
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful visit to this incredible church. Beautiful icons, statues, paintings and intricate details on fittings. People are able to give confession or walk around and pray to the Mary, just pray or take photos of mist areas. You can make donations at various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mischa642016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside and the inside are beautiful, with amazing detail. Worth the visit, with Termini a quick walk away!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarsarhutch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is a must to be visited in Rome. It is one of the oldest churches of Rome beautifully decorated and the largest one of Rome dedicated to Virgin Mary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from espaie | Reviewed this property |
it's a free experience, like the entrance into other basilicas in Rome
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