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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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  • who rises to the upper town should definitely not miss this basilica that already from the façade tells us her beauty
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  • Bergamo is a wonderful place, highlighted by the Basilica. Great, Grand and built with onglooflijk mastery. Impressive. So not straight to Milan, but also equally visit Bergamo.
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  • It's amazing how a front draws so much attention. We were stopped a few minutes on the runway in front of the facade just watching and, of course, taking pictures. The interior is unique and worth a visit.
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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