Santa Maria Maggiore

largest Catholic Marian church in Rome

Santa Maria Maggiore is a church in Rome, Italy. It is also called Santa Maria della Neve, Santa Maria ad praesepe, or Basilica Liberii. It is located near the main railway station, Roma Termini. There are over 40 churches dedicated to Mary in Rome. Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important of these. The church was built in the 5th century. It is a basilica major.

Rear view, with the Esquilinian Obelisk
Santa Maria Maggiore, front view