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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6988 6800
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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One of seven pilgrimage basilicas in the world, this church was founded in...

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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Another impressive basilica

Impressive, as you would expect in this fabulous city and one of the main churches of Rome. The size of the building and its location on the hill is majestic. Definitely worth a... read more

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South Wales
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive, as you would expect in this fabulous city and one of the main churches of Rome. The size of the building and its location on the hill is majestic. Definitely worth a visit.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church was one of my favorites in Rome. It was near my hotel and the art inside was stunning. It is a working church so, attending a service there is possible.

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Roma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Basilic many times, 'cause I live so close to it. Best mosaics I've ever seen!! Not too good the fence aronde the fasade.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture surrounded by some excellent quality restaurants with top notch food and service

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a church and sacred place to visit!! We arrived on sunday12th at 11 am and got mass and communion followed by a tour of the upper quarters where the monks and priests live !! We were lucky that a group of Spanish priests arrived and we got to see the wardrobes open with vestments 100's of years old !!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful basilica as all others in Rome, but has a special "detail", a huge remarkable statue of Moses, made by genius Michelangelo. Lot of beautiful christian details, gold, statues, iron gates, marble elements etc. For religion / art / history lovers is definitely recommended. The statue will take your breath away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of Rome's treasures that you do not have to pay to see. Well worth a visit as it is amazing inside. Only a small queue to get in through security and well worth it

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The basillica di Santa Maria Maggiore is a phenominanly impressive structure, on the Via Cavour, and steeped in history and beauty dating back to the early Popes (Sixtus V). Fantastic mosaiics and ornate decorations. Wood from the holy crib - Christ's manger- is said to be kept in the reliquery of the main altar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

for religious and non religious alike this is among the most ornate and interesting buildings in the world. uwill truly be in awe of the scale and precision of the architecture. free entry and most areas you can photograph

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a a large cathederal in the center of Rome, its very easy to find and is a short walk from the B (Blue Line) Cavour. There are lot, and lots of small restaurants and shop! I am in Rome at least 6 times a year. This stop Cavour is one stop away from Termi Station. This area gives... More 

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