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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  • One of the places worth seeing when you switch from l'aquila. The green square and Park in the immediate vicinity make it even nicer.
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  • Majestic and lovely, surrounded by greenery and beautiful despite the "wounds" inflicted by the earthquake of 2009.
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  • The basilica of Collemaggio has a history of surprise, it is a pity that the earthquake destroyed but did not destroy its grandeur and its history and culture! It would be nice if someone could explain it more and he promoted as many legends and how many interesting things there are you of it! If you come to the Eagle you have to go through that for strength! Because the front lawn is great and looked after very well!
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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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