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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TripAdvisor
  • Majestic, beautiful, historical sites around the city and not only is home or start each year in August the Pardon of Celestinian forgiveness. Outside there is a huge lawn usual location of aquilani that here go there to go jogging or just to relax in the Sun in the warmer months.
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  • One of the symbols of L'Aquila. Must see majestic and lovely as always. Beautiful and relaxing the Park in front of the basilica!
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  • As others have written is worth seeing, too bad it still takes time to bring it to its source, the work ultimately end year
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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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