Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, construction 435AD - 1743,
on Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore





This is the burial place of St. Jerome,
who in the 4th century translated the Bible into Latin.
Also, this is where Saint Ignatius of Loyola celebrated his 1st mass as a priest,
25 Dec. 1538.

Sistine Chapel of the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, named for Pope Sixtus V




Triumphal Arch mosaics, circa 431AD,
celebrate outcome of Council of Ephesus.

The bell tower is the tallest campanile in Rome,
approximately 246 '.
Completed circa 1370.

Marian column, Colonna della Pace, in Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore,
erected 1614.
Column is from Basilica di Massenzio, 312AD

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