Rome is the city of beautiful history, and Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore is an important part of the beautiful architectural and religious history of the city. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. The exact construction date of the Basilica is not well known, however, historical scholars agree that it was built during the reign of Pope Sixtus III, which places the time of its construction around 432–440 AD. It is a very popular tourist attraction and is one of the only four churches in the whole world which have the status of being a ‘Major Basilica’. The feeling of entering this church is breathtaking. The beautiful architecture and the grand interior filled us with awe. There is much to see inside the Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore. The interior itself is amazing, but the other items within the church are even better. This includes the 5th century mosaics, the triumphal arch, the nave, Altar of Sistine Chapel and Oratory of the Nativity, Reliquary of the Holy Crib (which is said to contain a twig from the Holy Crib of Jesus Christ), and some beautiful frescoes. This basilica is a must visit for every tourist.