Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Termini • 6 min walk
  • Vittorio Emanuele • 7 min walk
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4.5
16,258 reviews
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12,212
Very good
3,531
Average
461
Poor
43
Terrible
13

Dawndu2005
Quesnel, Canada39 contributions
May 2022
The church will take your breath away, beautiful, huge, worth a visit, lines are long and on a hot day....
Written 26 May 2022
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David Hart
North Bennington, VT8 contributions
May 2022
There are many beautiful churches in Rome. This is a very special place among special places. Situated in Trestevere the piazza out front with the large fountain sets the stage for the interior. The light that fills the space is unlike anything I've experienced. The cool of the interior, the hush compared to bustling Trestevere, and the long tapered candles that are often lit in memory of someone make this a special place.
Written 24 May 2022
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ANZ101
Tel Aviv, Israel161 contributions
May 2022
There are so many churches in Rome to see, but we were passing by this basilica and it were amazed by how magnificent the place is. Worthwhile.
Written 23 May 2022
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J. Kuijpers
Breda, The Netherlands12 contributions
May 2022
The most impressive interior of a church that I have ever seen, located in a not well maintained area of Rome (Termini). Marble and gold everywhere you can look and the ceiling is very special.
Written 15 May 2022
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Amy C
46 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This place is absolutely stunning. Every inch of it is beautiful... Truly special and worth a visit.
It's free entry but currently as at the time of writing, you need a face mask on. :)
Written 15 May 2022
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Carol H
3 contributions
May 2022
So close to our hotel. No lines or fee to go inside. Beautiful church! The square around the church is a great place to stop for gelato on a busy day.
Written 13 May 2022
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Anne C
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
May 2022
I am always surprised by the beauty of the churches in Rome. Even if you are of not religious persuasion you will enjoy the beauty of these mass building. The iconology is outstanding.
Anne Dublin
Written 10 May 2022
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Joe L
141 contributions
Apr 2022
Striking example of a beautiful basilica with gold everywhere and amazing artwork and architecture throughout. Amazing
Written 4 May 2022
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Prairiebreeze2014
North Bay, Canada16 contributions
Apr 2022
Easily the most beautiful church I have been in. There was no lineup to get in and the church was well maintained. A must see!
Written 3 May 2022
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PAT C
5 contributions
Apr 2022
much more inviting with manageable crowds. got private masses said for family and was allowed to participate in a service. much more enjoyable and memorable that Saint Peters
Written 1 May 2022
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