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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  • the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L'Aquila is one of the symbols of the art of this city hard hit by natural disasters. Dates back to 1288 by Pope Pietro da Morrone better known by the name of Celestine v. of the Basilica are the "Rosette", a work of art in itself, a gem set in the two-tone facade, not to be missed ...
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  • The Basilica di Collemaggio is a typical symbol of the city. From the outside the structure is recognized because of its Majesty, is surrounded by a huge manicured lawn.
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  • The Basilica di Collemaggio is inevitable in the visit to the city of L'Aquila, founded in 1288 by order of Pietro da Morrone was crowned Pope Celestine V here on 29 August 1294. The Church, which boasts the title of minor basilica together with Swiss San Bernardino and San Giuseppe Artigiano [6] has been remodeled several times over the centuries primarily because of the damage caused by the frequent earthquakes and has a mix of different architectural styles. After the earthquake of 2009, has been closed to the public starting in 2013 and is undergoing restoration starting in 2015. In December 2017 is expected to reopen to public.
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  • even though the church is damaged after the 6 April 2009 earthquake, the gardens surrounding the church is still amazing. very nice place to chill out, especially during the summer time.
  • Beautiful Basilica inside, sorry q/didn't p/see it in 360°.
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  • Beautiful and historic basilica-see the pavement near the altar
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  • In addition to architectural beauty should be visited just for the story (Templars, Celestine V etc.) that you carry. It was the first Church (long before St Peter's basilica in Rome) to have a door "santa" at the behest of Pope Celestine V.
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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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