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“Just look up”

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan
Ranked #2 of 157 things to do in Bergamo
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Warsaw, Poland
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838 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Just look up”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

You'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the paintings and frescoes on the ceilings and the dome of this 12th century basilica. But also do not miss a fantastic confessional and do not forget to take a walk around the basilica's walls - starting from the red lions - to check all the entrances (there are 4 of them) and find another pair of lions (white ones) at Porta dei leoni bianchi. Definitely cannot be missed when you're in Bergamo.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Magnificent - if you like ornate frescoes and beautiful tapestries”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A local took us here and we were captivated by its interior - the influence of the venetians on the decor was evident and magnificent in its detail.

Visited July 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Spectacular Catholic church”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

It is an example of luxury in Catholic churches - there is no more space anywhere for anything else. However, it has a great aura and I enjoyed relaxing there for a while.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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310 reviews
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“Look above your head”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Before to look at the ceiling I thought it was a beautiful church like many others in Italy, then I gave a glance to what was above my head and, my jaw dropped.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A masterpiece”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Speachless!!!!!! Just raise your head and looking at te ceiling and at the tapestry on the walls you will forgrt time & place....

Visited April 2014
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