Rome Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Guided Tour

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Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Experience an authentic journey into the past with this guided tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. This place has dominated the city for almost 16 whole centuries, and now you will have the opportunity to discover its history and what has happened in that time.

You will be accompanied by an expert local guide, who will tell you all the details at every point of the visit. You will take a complete tour of approximately 1 hour and a quarter to discover every corner of the basilica.

  • Trace 16 centuries of history in one of Rome's most special monuments.
  • Learn more about its fascinating history from an expert local guide.
  • Enhance your experience and rent a headset on site so you won't miss a thing during your visit.

What’s included

  • Guided tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
  • Expert local guide
  • Headphones (available for hire on site at an additional cost)

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Keep in mind you need to arrive 15 minutes before start

Step by Step

Choose a guided tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome to ensure a complete experience and leave nothing undiscovered in this impressive monument. An expert local guide will accompany you during the visit to tell you every detail of the basilica's history.

The guided tour lasts approximately an hour and a quarter, which is enough time to follow a complete tour that will give you an in-depth understanding of the site. You will visit the Papal Basilica, the Loggia delle Benedizioni, the Sala dei Papi, the Scala di Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the new Museo Storico Liberiano.

You will have the opportunity to travel through 16 centuries of history. All that time this basilica has been dominating the city of Rome. It was built after Pope Liberius had a vivid dream in which the Blessed Virgin appeared to him to show him the place where he was to build the church.

Inside you will find different particularities that make it unique: impressive mosaics in the nave and apse, numerous chapels, the High Altar and the Relic of the Holy Cradle.

If you want to enhance your experience, rent headphones on site to listen more comfortably to the guide at all times and not miss anything he has to tell you during the visit.


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    A truly beautiful place.
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    The High Altar was a highlight of the visit. The combination of design and ornamentation was simply breathtaking, and I could feel the reverence and importance of this sacred place.
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    The mosaics in the nave and apse were a true work of art, and the numerous chapels added an air of mystery and spirituality to the place.
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    I was absolutely amazed by the peculiarities of the interior of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
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