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Basilica di San Domenico

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Address: Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 640 0411
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St Dominic's tomb and relics

If you're Catholic, don't miss seeing the beautiful tomb and reliquary of the founder of the Dominicans. Behind the sculpted marble sarcophagus is a reliquary with the saint's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ParkerKennedy
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're Catholic, don't miss seeing the beautiful tomb and reliquary of the founder of the Dominicans. Behind the sculpted marble sarcophagus is a reliquary with the saint's head.

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Thank ParkerKennedy
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

large church with many side altars,the tomb of St Dominic ,a bookstore and an adjacent cloister. Worth the short walk from the central square

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Thank Bear H
Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

As most people do, I went here to see the statues that Michelangelo made while he was serving here. Plan your day with this place knowing that the church is closed between 1 pm and 3 pm. Although when we went, they happened to open up earlier than expected at 2:30 pm. There is no admission cost at the front... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

One of the must see churches in Bologna in a great Italian city, not far from cathedral in centre. I think it has the tomb of St Dominic, please check in case I have this wrong. The church does feel special

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Thank Vironment
Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Although I have been living in Bologna since 1990, I have visited San Domenico's Church only last August 2015, as a tourist guide to my 24 year girl-nephew coming from Turin. Apart from the beauty of the Church, we were all impressed from the wonderful panorama we could enjoy from up there. It is worth visiting it. There is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

At the southerr extremity of the city centre so slightly off the beaten track, but a place not to be missed. It houses the tomb of San Domenico, the founder of the Dominican movement who died in 1221. His tomb has gradually been added to during the centuries since, including some work by Michelangelo. The standard of carving and sculpture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Majestic and worth every minute there. It is absolutely beautiful inside and a treat to spend some time just taking in the beauty.

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Okatie, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand why this is rated so low - #15 in Bologna. The church is beautiful inside and holds the remains of St Domenic who is surely one of Catholicism's greatest saints, as well as works of Michelangelo. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

As the name suggests, this place is maybe the most important for the Dominicans. As the resting place of San Domenico this church has a special feel around. Very nicely decorated, calm and peaceful place to visit, short walk away from the main attractions.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

One of so many beautiful churches in Bologna, this one is particularly highly decorated. Well worth a visit. A peaceful place to just sit and contemplate.

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