Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

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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  • Trip out from Milan to Bergamo: a relaxing Sunday in uma truly impressive! Left the car near the stadium, where you can also find free parking spaces, we took a pleasant stroll from porta San Lorenzo, until entering in the old part of the city: a gem! Piazza Vecchia the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is to see in any way! Beautiful on the outside, beautiful inside, with lovely tapestries on the walls. Inside is the tomb of Donizetti. Say that again? Not to be missed!
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  • Please, make time on Sunday to visit Lotto's tarsi. Incredible restoration of the Universal Flood. Wonderful tapestries. The only but is the ridiculous timetable of visits. But this is usual in Italy  more »
  • The Basilica is located in the square of Bergamo Alta externally is very rich but once you stay really ... speechless! Majestic, beautiful, full of paintings and gigantic tapestries. Not to be missed
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  • I totally recommend this church it's the most beautiful architecture I ever saw , just keep quite and keep your phone silence , it's free entry and it's beautiful to watch inside .
  • Absolutely stunning! Have seen many temples in my life but the grandeur of this one made me feel so small and hopeless. There is nothing in our lives today that can unite so much talent, funds and time around an idea.
  • Outstanding both on the exterior and in the interior with artworks from the Middle Ages through the late Renaissance.
  • Work of art, place of beauty and peace. Take some time without rush.
  • On 15th of August 1137 Gregory, Bishop of Bergamo, blessed the first stone of a new Romanesque building. The church was consecrated by Bishop Guiscardo Suardi on 25th March 1273.
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