"Santa Maria Maggiore." Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Tip by Packerman

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome: 74 reviews and 182 photos

  Santa Maria Maggiore.
by Packerman

A more beautiful interior than San Giovanni in Laterano and St Peter's. The colors and designs are spectacular. There are two huge chapels, Paolina & Sistina, that have great cupolas! Very very interesting basillica! If you have time and don't have kids to worry about then an hour per great cathedral is easily done by just looking and studying the designs and other interesting structures inside the basillica. I wish I could have spent more time inside.

Directions: Atop the Esquiline Hill. Not too far west of the train station.
Phone: +39 06 698 86800
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/index_fr.html

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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