Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • One of the few essential stages of the city. Basilica which contains a part of the official town history and much of Legends (history?) related to Templars and mystical secrets. His rose is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the city and its holy door was the first in Christendom, built by Pope Celestine of the great refusal. The grassy plaza in front of the basilica, on sunny days is a meeting point of many young people. To see, and to study
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  • Still closed after the earthquake. Still closed, unfortunately. The façade is splendid, charming and his story is part of world history. Initiatives such as visits to the construction site should be designed to not hide too long this gem that deserves to become a world heritage site.
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  • The façade was pitifully saved by the earthquake; a true miracle. The rest of the Church, now under restoration, suffered obvious damage but has retained its rare beauty. Extraordinary!
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  • Very nice
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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 and convenient to visit, a must see is one of the jewels of the city of L'Aquila
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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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  • How not to admit the pleasantness of the building, beautiful
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