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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

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Overview

Title
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
4.25
Year
440 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
45 minutes
Address
29 Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 00185 Rome RM
Hours of operation
7.00am-8.00pm

Description

While in Rome you simply can not miss a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, commissioned by Sixtus III in 440, one of the four Roman patriarchal basilicas; along with St Peter's Basilica, St Paul's Outside the Walls Basilica and St John in Lateran's Basilica. It is the only remaining example of Paleochristian architecture in the city. Tradition says that the Virgin appeared in a dream to pope Liberius and told him to build a church dedicated to her. The day after, to indicate to him where to build the church, she made it snow there on August 5th. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is close to the train station and it's located in the middle of Via Cavour.