Saint Mary Major


Saint mary Major is one of the four main Churches of Rome and is territory of the Holy See. Built by Pope Sixtus III in the fifth century after the Council of Ephesus has maintained is original structure intact. In the Apse is one of the most important Mosaics of Rome from the thirteen hundred, has two splendid side chapels and a fine wooden ceiling. The ionic columns and the mosaic panels on the side walls are original from the foundation. The floor is made of a geometric mosaic and under the main altar are guarded the Relics of the Holy Manger. The façade in Rococo style, frames the papal lodge wich is decorated by refined Mosaics.

Esquiline hill

Free entrance

Open : 8am - 6pm

1 hour

Schedule ( according with your booking )
  • Meet the guide at the meeting point at the given time.
  • Rich the site of the visit.
  • The visit will begin with the tour guide.
  • At the end of the explanations walk to the next site of the program.
  • If you have no other visits included this will be the end of the tour.
What You Should Bring

Nothing specific for this visit but bring a photo camera for the pictures.

Is a transportation included in this visit ?

No transportations included. Only if you booked separately .

Is there a dress code for this visit ?

YES in the churches a dress code is requested: shoulders and legs need to be covered; cover your legs down to the knees.

 Do you need a  Transportation ?

If you need a pick up to join us at the tour starting point please let us know.

We can provide you a car or a van transfer service.

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