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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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Stunning interior

This is the most stunning church both inside and out, well worth a visit. Hidden away just off Piazza Vecchio, well worth a visit to this and the beautiful Cathedral next door.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rosemary H
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South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most stunning church both inside and out, well worth a visit. Hidden away just off Piazza Vecchio, well worth a visit to this and the beautiful Cathedral next door.

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La Nucia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we visited here for my birthday week in Rome, , and its a stunning church, set a little bit away from the other tourist areas but near the railway station, the small walk is worth the trip.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stunning tapestries and architecture. A place to sit and take in the grandeur! Entrances at the piazza vecchia and onto another street on the opposite side not sure of the name. But you can see the grand door facades - and the craved lions.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small basilica with an attractive exterior at one end of the Piazza Vecchia. The interior is very ornate and dark. Worth a quick look.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free to look around. A beautiful building with spectacular windows. It is very ornate and takes a while to see everything. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 12 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 21 December 2016 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 21 December 2016

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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