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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Categories: Churches, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • I am still amazed of what man is capable of doing, what artists, especially with the media of the time.
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  • The church itself does not look as impressive from the outside as what it is in the inside. One can easily spend an hour inside if you are interested in history or arts. Really breathtaking art inside...  read more »
  • Incredible cathedral built mainly in the 13th and 14 th centuries and restored in the 17th century, this Romanesque church has many beautiful frescoes, paintings and sculptures. Even the ceiling is be...  read more »
  • Really quite Impressive inside. Very well decorated!
  • Beautiful interior, and very grand in size. Definitely top 3 in Bergamo
  • Beautiful basilica! Right beside the Duomo
  • A magnificent piece of architecture!
  • Elegant on the outside, magnificent on the inside
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