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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
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The Basilica was amazing, and far away from central Rome. We were able to enjoy the church without any crowds of people.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Location is very strategic. It is very close to Rome terminal train station. The basilica is a master piece. You can walk speechless because of great art and great paintings.

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One of the most beautiful Churches I visited and that also free...For visiting the Museum you have to pay.. Great artwork on the walls and ceilings..

Thank sanjeev1968
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating church that is on Vatican owned land. We were given a guided tour of the Roman remains of a villa beneath the church. Recommended.

Thank AndrewLinden
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church, and every other church in Rome City Centre, is an architectural feast and should be visited by all tourists regardless of religious persuasion. Even insignificant-looking dusty exteriors hide the most breathtakingly beautiful artwork on walls, ceilings, altars, pulpits etc not to mention the...More

Thank BBGlasgow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and by far the best in Rome. And it's free! The museum was small but some beautiful items for a few euros.

Thank 689emilliem
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit, free if just looking inside. Buy a ticket for museum/exhibition. Beautifully decorated ceilings, lots of different chapels.

Thank sun1Devon
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the most beautiful churches we have seen here in Rome. An ancient Catholic basilica this is the largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The interior is stunning with gold leaf ceiling and glimmering mosaics. Sited in a hill with the...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 4 days ago

As one of the 4 major basilicas of the world, we had to stop in for a visit. Stunned at its grand design, interior and exterior. Took a short tour for EUR 5 to be taken up to the private areas of the basilica to...More

Thank Bubviv
Reviewed 5 days ago

Last visited place found by accident! What a historical and cultural gem. Close to train station. Michaelangelos last project.

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Dee L
5 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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30 October 2018|
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It can be confusing coming out of Termini as to which way to go. If you are going in the daylight you will be joined by 100s of other people on the streets of Rome so will be safe. We spent time on Google maps first to plan... More
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