Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

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    Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

    by Skibbe Written Jun 14, 2008
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    One of the main basilicas in Rome, it was started in the fourth century. I visited it because it was close to my hotel but I enjoyed it.

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    Santa Maria Maggiore

    by fairy_dust Written Aug 18, 2007
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    This is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. A huge basilica within walking distance of the Termini station, with all sorts of beautiful statues and carvings.

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    Santa Maria Maggiore

    by bonio Written May 3, 2006

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    Huge church on an impressive square and just around the corner from home for us. Looks like a popular place to meet too.

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    Inside

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 27, 2005

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    The lavish coffered ceiling inside the basilica is Renaissance whilst the facades, domes and chapels are Baroque. At the apse is the "Coronation of the Virgin" 13th century mosaic by Jacopo Torriti.

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    Column in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 27, 2005

    In 1611 a bronze of the Virgin and Child was added to this ancient marble column which came from the Basilica of Constantine.

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    Santa Maria Maggiore

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    Santa Maria Maggiore

    This church was built in the 5th century and added to during the 18th century. It is one of Romes patriarchal churches.

    Be sure to see the mosaics that abound in the nave and aisles.

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    Santa Maria maggiore

    by GrantBoone Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    One of the great Roman basilicas, situated off Via Cavour . Nearest metro station is Cavour.

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    Churches and saints

    by tvdm Written Mar 17, 2003

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    So many churches and even more treasures... Have a look at the Travelogue for some examples. Here's the statue of Mary and the baby Jesus in front of the Santa Maria Maggiore.

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    Cesi and Sforza Chapels

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    chapels, Santa Maria Maggiore

    The Cesi and Sforza chapels date from the late 16th century and greet you directly from the left aisle when you enter.

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    Santa Maria Maggiore

    by OrlandoBR Updated Dec 29, 2002

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    One of the greatest Roman churches, amazing interiors (page under reconstruction, more about SMM soon...)

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