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. Using our custom trip planner, Bergamo attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Woodwork inlaid with marquetry, frescoes, stuccoes and tapestries, so many wonderful things in the same space! The wooden confessional is a feat of baroque sculpture. Visit Basilica
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  • The Basilica is beautiful despite its "opulence". Majestic ceilings, tapestries and paintings are worth seeing
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  • A magnificent décor, a sum to see very important quality and allows to enjoy the work of artists.
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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!

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Bergamo is renowned for its varied selection of hotels and B&Bs operating in historical houses in the center of the city. They offer quality accommodation in heritage-rich buildings situated within easy walking distance of the city's main train station and the old town. Considerably less expensive yet just as comfortable, private hostels and guesthouses boast rooms ideally positioned in quiet residential areas, minutes away from Bergamo's most popular tourist sites. 
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