Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila
(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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  • Symbol of the city of L'aquila. recently started the renovation after the earthquake of 2009 ... We hope to revisit the Basilica in its full glory as soon as possible!
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  • The basilica has a special importance since here was born the first Jubilee of the story. The rose window is in the Gothic style. The building is still "sore" following the earthquake.
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  • It is the only church in the world with a holy door outside of St. Peter's in Rome, where he was crowned Pope Celestine V and whose Jubilee is celebrated every year in August. The Church is rich in works of art, but the best thing is its structure with slender clean aisles. Keep the body of the Saint 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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  • 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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