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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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  • This is a small basilica with an attractive exterior at one end of the Piazza Vecchia. The interior is very ornate and dark. Worth a quick look. 
  • This Basilica is beautiful, both by the beauty of his paintings as its architecture. The realism is stunning and very many details. A must see if you visit the historical center of Bergamo.
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  • Sin visit after enjoying the Majesty of the Cathedral close, albeit smaller, enchants. From the outside it's a work of art, inside you have to be lucky enough to avoid the mass of 12.15 if not only you can admire at the entrance and Lindan stealing glimpses best. Still 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