Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally peace. This place in my opinion is very close to Him. This place is Santa Maria di Collemaggio.  more »
  • Very beautiful from the outside, was hoping to see the inside but it was closed. I hope inside visits are possible before 17/12/2017 (the expected finishing date, also see the photo of the plaque, bot...  more »
  • This is a remarkable piece of history and historical basilica. The earthquake really took it's toll on the basilica. The positive side is that it is under construction and in the process of getting re...  more »
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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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