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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6800
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (530 reviews)
“virgin mary” (94 reviews)
“side chapels” (87 reviews)
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Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
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"beautiful church"
in 530 reviews
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"side chapels"
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Reviewed today

It should be in your to do list. Entrance is free. Not far from Colosseum and Roman Forum. Inside of the basilica was magnificent.

Thank SarpedonfromLycia
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Reviewed today

This is just a must visit place.Even if you are not religious,it is such an interesting place-made even more enjoyable if you have a first class guide like we did.

Thank Tone01
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Reviewed yesterday

An unexpected jewel! Beautiful church that was recommended to us by our hotel concierge as worth a visit. We were even able to join a tour of the church and found out that this is the first church visited by a new Pope.

Thank juliepok
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you book prior to going. Used , via tour, which was excellent , did not have to wait in the long line ups. Tour guide excellent. As with all such venues and this time of year the crowds were overwhelming as you feel...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful peaceful church. Well worth a visit. Free to enter. Have to go through security to get in though.

Thank Mimimo2408
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the church and the chapels inside. The $15? Tour that went upstairs was not worth time or money. Was told the tour was in english, but it was Spanish then English so lots of noise trying to hear in English.

Thank Missmichelle7890
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this church on many occasions. Usually you are able to go straight up the steps and enter the church. Sadly they have now put barriera all around the entrances and you have to go through a security tent. However, you can get straight in...More

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The interior is very old and not redone so you see it as it was The steps that are famous in this Basilica were the main attraction as well the beauty of the ancient building

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating place, very opulent and reminds you of the spendor of the church. Leaves you in awe and quite speechless

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A stunning Basillica in the Center of Trastavere. Free entrance and beautiful inside . Well worth a visit.

Thank Jennifer G
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jancorcoran21
20 June 2018|
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Response from Diane S | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to go inside and tour the main part of the Basilica. It is beautiful and worth exploring on your own. They do offer tours for some other parts of the Basilica, I do not remember exact price, but you can... More
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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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TheWanderersClub
7 July 2017|
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Response from gpoppa2017 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required. Usually, there are no lines, very relaxing to visit
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