Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Piazza Duomo, 24129 Bergamo, Italy, 24129
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +3-9035223327
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral , Community And Government, Religious, Churches

With the construction beginning in early 12th century, this church is dedicated to St. Mary. It had been turn erected over a roman temple of Clemence and with repeated construction changes and modifications, the structure tool around 3 centuries to complete. The restoration continuously took place all over the years which makes the church a blend of many artists and styles.

Must observe landmarks of the church:

  • Piazza Duomo: the main Façade
  • Bishop’s palace
  • Giovanni da Campione entrance and porch which has columns supported by lions in white marble
  • Isabello's Porta della Fontana entrance and porch which has fresco of Mary’s nativity
  • Main apse crowned by a loggia surmounted with geometrical patterns.
  • Romanesque Greek interior.

The interior includes the art work of notable artists like Allesandro Allori, Luca Giordano, Ugo da Campione, Andrea Fantoni, Bernardo Zenale, Andrea Previtali.

Inside the Basilica are buried the composer Gaetano Donizetti and his teacher Simone Mayr.

  • Online reservation for pilgrimage is available.
  • Peace of the religious site should be maintained.
  • Photography without permission is not appreciated.
  • Modest dressing is recommended.

  • Bus, rented vehicle or train.

  • Colleoni dell'Angelo
  • Da Mimmo S. R. L

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  • Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore Address: Piazza Duomo, 24129 Bergamo, Italy, 24129
  • Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore Contact Number: +3-9035223327
  • Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bergamo include Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore in their plan

  • 38.06% of people start their Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

71.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore

People normally club together Tempietto Di Santa Croce and Piazaa Vecchia while planning their visit to Basilica Di Santa Maria Maggiore.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • One of the most beautiful Basilicas in Europe. Super clear with lots of gorgeous cight afrescos and nice sculptures.

  • Amazingly beautiful church full of art. An absolute must see!

  • Do not miss out on astonishing interior of the basilica.

  • Great place. Interior is incredible. Every square centimeter is covered with exquisite art work. It is a must see if you visit Bergamo.

  • This church is very very beautiful. It's free entrance. Interior is fabulous.

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