Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, L'Aquila

4.8
Admire the remarkable Abruzzese Romanesque and Gothic architecture at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa. While parts of the 13th-century church were damaged during the 2009 earthquake, including the cupola, transept vaults, and triumphal arches that collapsed, the striking jewel-box facade remains intact. This site is the resting place of Pope Celestine V, who devised a penitential observation on the same grounds called the Papal Jubilee. During your visit, keep an eye out for the gilded central rose window and the 14th- and 15th-century frescoes. A visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our L'Aquila trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
626 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • for an Abruzzo Collemaggio is full of meanings: as a child they take you on a field trip, as a great hoops to understand the meanings it contains. Recently reopened embraces L'Aquila
    View original
  • Undoubtedly a basilica that definitely deserves a visit! I cut myself half a morning for this visit
    View original
Google
  • Wow what a sacred place what a facade and what a masterpiece. Please go atist once inside.. It is a must if you come to visit L'aquila
  • So pleased this is open again after the restoration works. Some beautiful art inside as well as information on what went on and how they did some of the renovations, after the 2009 earthquake. If you're in L'Aquila you have to see it.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in L'Aquila

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from L'Aquila

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in L'Aquila

4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 30​min

Historic Sites in L'Aquila

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in L'Aquila

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in L'Aquila

4.0
Duration: 8​h