Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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  • Day5

    Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

    October 2, 2012 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Santa Maria Maggiore gilt als die schönste Basilika Roms. Der Legende zufolge erschien Maria dem Papst Liberius im Jahr 356 im Traum und trug ihm auf, dort eine Kirche zu bauen, wo er Schnee vorfinden würde. Als es mitten im August auf dem Esquilin schneite, wurde der Grundstein für Santa Maria Maggiore gelegt.

    Das Mosaik in der Apsis zeigt die Krönung Marias.

    Santa Maria Maggiore hat auch eine sixtinische Kapelle... :-)
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  • Day3

    Rome, Italy

    April 7, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Day 3 Roma Part 2
    My next church was Basilica di santa maria massgiore.

    After that Basilica of San Clemnte and San Giovanni.
    San Giovanni was my favourite because it had these giant sculptures of saints.

    Pretty easy day today. Though i must say i saw so many churches they are all just mixed into 1 big gallery in my head.

    It was pretty amazing how they were all decorated so spectacularly.
    In many of them they had these side rooms that were dedicated to saints or special people. Normally all painted by 1 person, but you had to donate to the offering for the lights in the section to turn on. You could still see without this but they didnt have much natural light.
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