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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

On the face of it this church is mostly bare plaster inside. It is small and the murals and statues aren’t great. There was a choir practising which was nice. However, the best bit is behind a barred gate with a cost of €2. Pay...More

2  Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 1 April 2018

one of the beautiful churches in milano.inside and outside..you can go to nearby metro station or from the milano duomo metro .interesting place to visit...

1  Thank kastoria
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very nice church. It was originally built in the Roman era and had restorations and rebuildings ever since. It has gained new architecture over the years such as the facade or dome. Inside is quite cavernous over the main aisle towards the altar. Much quieter...More

1  Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Saint Aquilino chapel is a must see! Don’t miss the basement. But be aware no access during the service.

2  Thank TerrificTravellers
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore is a beautiful church having an old architecture. Visiting the area must see the church as well.

1  Thank schroff
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was strolling around and found finally the Basilica San Lorenzo. It was so beautiful, and the inside of the church too. I loved this neibourhood

1  Thank Kiki L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is one of the oldest churches in Milan. The best thing in the church is the really old fabulous Saint Aquilino's chapel which has some 4 th century mosaics inside. What remains is just amazing and there was some restoration of one of the...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The basilica was built in the 4th century, bur the details about its foundation and authors are not certain. Anyway, it was rebuilt several times over the following centuries. It is a very nice architectural work and an important historic monument.

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We came up & saw the Basilica San Maggiore. It is just outside the old walls around Milan. There is a courtyard at the front and I was trying to get an image without hundreds of kids who were running around. The venue is founded...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I approached the basilica from the rear and was very impressed with the view and the conglomeration of different building styles. The intior is very impressive with a very high ceiling and very well maintained.

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Sharon O
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
8am till 6.30 pm Mon to Sat and Sun 9am to 7pm. The basilica is free self guided but the Chapel of saint Aquilino is 2 euro. This is worth the visit to see the 4th century Byzantine mosaics. from what I remember there is... More
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