Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in the third century, stands on the foundations of an older paleochristian church. It is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome. The construction continued over the centuries: the bell tower, for example, dates from the fourteenth century and is the highest of Rome; the façade, despite the mosaic decorations dating back to the thirteenth century, is of the seventeenth century.
Inside the Basilica you can admire the mosaic decorations on the walls and a wonderful coffered ceiling covered in gold.