Santa Maria Maggiore.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the largest and most significant churches of Rome. The basilica is located in Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore. The church was founded in 431 AD by order of Pope Sixtus III. It is primarily famous for its luxurious carved wooden ceiling, during the construction of which was used gold that had been allegedly brought from America by Columbus. Visitors should also not forget to pay attention to beautiful mosaic pictures that depict various biblical scenes, as well as panels and the floor of the basilica.
This is a museum of art located in the same beautiful landscape park near the Spanish Stairs. The museum exhibits an extensive collection of works of art of the Renaissance period. Here visitors will be able to see paintings by Titian, Raphael, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci, as well as sculptures by Bernini and Antonio Canova.
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