Santa Maria Maggiore Rome, Italy

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Built on the site of a miraculous August snowfall, this major basilica dates from the early 5th century. The huge church is lined with Byzantine mosaics and contains many important relics.

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Go Historic ID
318253
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Street Address
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore
Coordinates
41.897574° N, 12.498464° E

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References & Resources

  1. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.
  2. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide Includes details on all mosaics.

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Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome, Italy)
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April 11, 2015