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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

104 Reviews
Historical ArchitectureChurches and Cathedrals
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Open Open from 7:00am-6:45pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Arco della Pace, 5, 00186 Rome RM, Italy
Phone: +39-6-69886800

What travelers say:

Tonight, in the snow, a church was built, a source of inspiration, a masterpiece of the Pope's Virgin mother, in the Roman heart of the highest position, as one of the four great catholic shrines.

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The biggest Roman Catholic Marian Church in Rome, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was established under Pope Sixtus III. Since its unique development, it has experienced a kind of few changes and augmentations, however the center of the structure stays flawless. The congregation is commended for the numerous mosaics found inside it, which are of specific notable worth, as they speak to one of the principal known cases of the Virgin Mary's portrayal in Late Antiquity. The Crypt of the Nativity is likewise found inside the congregation's walls, and the Oratory of the Nativity rests underneath the congregation's sacred place.
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