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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
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+39 035 223327
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08:30 - 12:30
14:30 - 18:00
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Beautiful church!

They have now finished the restoration work, and both outside and inside this building is fantastic - this is a church to visit. We were in Milan the day before, an this church... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stein J

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have now finished the restoration work, and both outside and inside this building is fantastic - this is a church to visit. We were in Milan the day before, an this church is much prettier inside than the dome in Milan! (Smaller, though!)

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Georgetown, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this basilica looks exquisite on the outside, but even more so on the inside! It is packed with all sort of wood work, wall paintings, mosaics. Do not miss that on your way!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little Basilica in Bergamo doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is absolutely stunning. Lots of golden colours, huge carpets to cover the walls and religious artifacts. I went in alone and came out with a sort of weight hanging over me. My girlfriend asked, what was wrong but I could only tell her to go... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting this Basilica. It was absolutely lovely. The art work, the statues, everything about it made you feel as though you'd walked back in history when religion truly birthed the best architecture and works of art.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning from the inside and outside. Worth a short visit! Make it possible to have a look at it at night, too. it is illuminated and looks incredible that way.

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Almeria, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Worth to enter and spend some time observing the stunning interior arquitecture and paintings of this church.

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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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