Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy
06 446 5836
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Rome Reviews
Simple facade, great interior Feb 23, 2010
Located just a short walk away from Rome's Termini train station, this church is the city's largest church which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Although the facade of the church dates from around the sixteenth century, the origins of the church are believed to be as early as the fifth century. Inside, the mosaics are particularly noteworthy, as well as the Chapel Cistina. Some notable Catholics are also buried there within the crypt, including Saint Jerome.
As this is a papal basilica, the church is used by the Pope too.
This church is definitely worth a quick visit if you are near central Rome.
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