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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

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Church Historic Site
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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  • Very nice place, you have to go there! It's little bit magic! You stay in Bergamo for a few days and enjoy! You'll relax and calm :-)  more »
  • We visited this Basilica and were amazed by the fresco's and tapestries that adorn all the interior. It is well worth a visit to enjoy the beautifl interior  more »
  • Just be amazed by the inside of this place. Awesome paintings and tapestry. Really fantastic church.  more »
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  • Very beautiful basilica. Awesome decoration. You should visit it!
  • Just amazing. Sit there for a while and just take in all the details.
  • Breathtaking basilica, will leave you speechless!
  • Very impressive!
  • Really quite Impressive inside. Very well decorated!