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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

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Built in the 12th century as a tribute to the Madonna, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore makes up part of the impressive architectural complex of Piazza Duomo. Designed by master builder Mastro Fredi from Campione, it stands over the site of a small church from the eighth century. With a Romanesque exterior and an interior decorated and filled with art from the Baroque era, this attraction wears its history on its sleeve. It may surprise visitors to find such a top attraction in the small city of Bergamo. If you're on a day trip from Milan, consider an all-day transportation pass for Bergamo. For Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and beyond, use our Bergamo trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Bergamo vacation.
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  • Is a great surprise when you enter and discover the richness of its frescos and tapestries is a must-see in this beautiful city already out promises and when you walk leaves you with your mouth open is one of the wonders that you can find in this country
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  • Great Basilica, super decorated with valuable inside. For us it was a great luck to have visited the basilica just when the organist played ... a great suggestion
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  • Can not find the Città Alta without going into this Basilica that has many "treasures". We let ourselves be carried by the impressive side of this interior regretting not having a guide to teach different wealth that makes up the... attention to splendid inlays (Lotto), the tomb of Donizzeti, grandiose wall tapestries and so many ornaments and sculptures in the vaults of difficult to describe for a profane!
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  • Just amazing. Sit there for a while and just take in all the details.
  • Breathtaking basilica, will leave you speechless!
  • Really quite Impressive inside. Very well decorated!
  • In awe of the beauty of this place
  • La piu bella chiesa avevo mai visto