Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

Highly recommended
Founded by Pope Sixtus III (432-440), this is one of Rome's four great basilicas, and has been remodelled many times down the centuries. Erected in 1377, its campanile is the highest in Rome. The façade (1743-1750) is the work of Ferdinando Fuga. The interior is breathtaking; note the beautiful 5C mosaics in the nave depicting Old Testament scenes, and also those decorating the apse and the main arch.

Useful information

Address : 

v. Liberiana 27

Phone:

+39 06 6988 6802

Price:

4 €

Opening hours

basilica: 7am-7pm; museum: 9am-6.30pm

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