Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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- 90%History Buffs
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 82%Spiritual Seekers
- 65%Family Travelers
- 60%Budget Travelers
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- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful church with high, ornate ceilings and countless altars. It's elaborate and grand and makes you feel small without making you feel insignificant. It's a little known fact that the tomb of Gianlorenzo Bernini rests here; blink and you could miss the step indicating its location. It's also said that there are remnants of Jesus' baby crib kept here, though this is a topic of debate.
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- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreCommunity ManagerMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Aug 10, 2013
In the heart of Rome sits the grand Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore where major streets converge. The huge church is a great spot to take a break, especially since it's so beautiful. Take in the beautiful mosaics and, for the love of God (literally), don't forget to look up.
- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureFoodies+ 1Aug 15, 2013
Santa Maria Maggiore has had a church on it since the 13th century. It is the largest of those dedicated to the Virgin Mary, thus the name, Maggiore. Apparently there’s 26 churches in Rome dedicated to Mary. I would have thought there were more. There are lots of golden mosaics on the inside and the wooden coffered and gilded ceiling is a huge expanse.
- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Oct 12, 2013
One of the major Basilicas and Rome and a favorite because the crib of Jesus is found here, I am a Marian devotee and I love the story on how the church was built. It came in a dream and the Blessed Mother said where it will snow buiild the church. It was not winter but it did snow so the church dedicated to her was built there.
- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Oct 04, 2012
The Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore), known also by other names, is the largest Roman Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy. There are other churches in Rome dedicated to Mary, such as Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, but the greater size of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major justifies the adjective by which it is distinguished from the other 25.
- Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Aug 28, 2012
Enorme y preciosa basílica, tanto por fuera como aún más por dentro. Está prohibido sentarse en su escalinata.
Justo al lado, hay varias paradas tanto de buses de línea como los turísticos.
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Aliases: Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere, Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere