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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
Monti
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Reviewed today

lovely landmark to go in and see, picturesque with some lovely architect. There is a guide inside who will talk you through some of the history.

Thank XGemma S
Reviewed today

This magnificent Church is free to enter, and seemingly off the beaten tourist track as it is not as crowded as other sites, and we went straight in even though we were in Rome in High Season. This is the main church in Rome, if...More

Thank Duncan R
Reviewed yesterday

most tourists never miss the Vatican (and they shouldn't) but this Basilica is also a not-to-miss attraction. It dates from the 5th Century, and the architecture and frescoes are amazing. Go early to avoid the larger crowds later. We almost did not go, but were...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I recommend a stop at St. Maria Maggiore during your visit to Rome. This historical significance of the church is quite interesting. The mosaics are lovely.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed yesterday

When in Rome this is a must see. Purchase your entry tickets early to avoid the long lines. Go early if you can because the crowds are large and abit hectic in some of the more popular areas of the city.

Thank LeeLee33
Reviewed yesterday

Just queue for hand luggage inspection and visit this splendorous Basilica. From the 5th Century, architecture lovers may find a mix of Roman, Middle Ages and Barroque styles.

Thank MJoao65
Reviewed yesterday

We went for mass and confession here during the Feast of the Assumption. This place is serene and holy. We spent a few moments with the Most Blessed Sacrament as well. Time would fly spending it with the Lord. When we go back to Rome,...More

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One of the many places we visited in Rome, but one that sticks out with it's absolute beauty and immense size.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic monumento to the Brave gladiators and their destiny . This piece of art must be done accompanying wit other people . Thanks

Thank Jorge E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was amazing and that does not begin to describe my experience. The basilica is free of entry making it easy for tourists and locals alike to enter and pray at their own will. The place was gorgeous and beautiful once...More

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architecttravel
16 August 2018|
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Response from Maree S | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the afternoon. There was a security check point but no cost.
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jancorcoran21
19 June 2018|
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Response from Amyeds | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just walked in, we did not take a tour and it’s free to go in.
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Barbara L
17 September 2017|
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Response from Justine V | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, I recall seeing a sign saying "aperta tutti i giorni", which means "open every day." So I would guess that it's open on the 1st of May. That sign, as I remember, also gave the hours the Basilica is open... More
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