"Santa Maria Maggiore" Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Tip by mrclay2000

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

  Santa Maria Maggiore, north face
by mrclay2000

One of the seven principal churches of Rome, Santa Maria Maggiore enjoys the same extraterritoriality as San Giovanni in Laterano, San Pietro in Vaticano and San Paolo fuori le mura. This essentially means that this church appertains to Vatican City rather than Rome. On the square just north of this basilica is one of Rome's fifteen obelisks, but the scattered parking lot around it makes photography somewhat adventurous.

Address: 42 Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore
Phone: +39 06 698 86800
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/index_fr.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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