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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

By iancatch
The Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major known also by other names, is the largest Roman Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy. There are other churches in Rome dedicated to Mary, such as Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, but the greater size of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major justifies the adjective by which it is distinguished from the other 25.

According to the 1929 Lateran Treaty, the basilica, located in Italian territory, is owned by the Holy See and enjoys extraterritorial status similar to that of foreign embassies. The building is patrolled internally by police agents of Vatican City State, not by Italian police.

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Ian

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Tags: Rome Italy Maggiore Basilica Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
21 Oct 2012 1:04PM
Beautiful photo of a stunning building ! Smile Thanx for the write up too Smile

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 1:38PM
A wonderful piece of photography

Regards Nathan Grin
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
21 Oct 2012 1:45PM
A fine church, Ian, and so well captured by yourself. Carol

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