Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila

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Admire the remarkable Abruzzese Romanesque and Gothic architecture at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio. While parts of the 13th-century church were damaged during the 2009 earthquake, including the cupola, transept vaults, and triumphal arches that collapsed, the striking jewel-box facade remains intact. This site is the resting place of Pope Celestine V, who devised a penitential observation on the same grounds called the Papal Jubilee. During your visit, keep an eye out for the gilded central rose window and the 14th- and 15th-century frescoes. Put Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio at the forefront of your travel plans using our L'Aquila vacation trip planner.
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  • This place is really beautiful, the Church has a large square or Park and is thus immersed in the green. Its facade is already absolutely worth seeing, on the inside you have to wait but still something...
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  • The place where you can feel the history, but also a bit of a legend ... Where you can taste the presence of strong faith and entrenched over time. The magical Church of Pardon celestinian forgiveness.
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  • a must to visit and learn about its history, currently being restored, it still offers, on sunny days, a great place to rest and play area for adults and children with its park outside grass.
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  • Very good the get there on foot as far as 300 metres there is a bus/bus depot. Beautiful outdoor green spaces, well kept and cared for in every detail. The monument is a small jewel of carvings on marble and with an incredible amount of detail and overall complexity. The Interior has not been possible to visit because the Basilica is still closed due to the earthquake of 6 years ago. Visited October 2015
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  • Beautiful basilica. Has undergone major damage in the earthquake of 2009 but still retains its charm. To visit
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  • Very nice
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  • How not to admit the pleasantness of the building, beautiful
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  • Externally beautiful basilica. Still cannot be accessed internally.
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