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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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8:30 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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St. Dominic's tomb. The foundation of the Dominicans.

Massive church with very important works, including several by Michelangelo. The tomb of St Dominic, founder of the Dominican order, is here along with his reliquaries. Both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Massive church with very important works, including several by Michelangelo. The tomb of St Dominic, founder of the Dominican order, is here along with his reliquaries. Both because of its immensity and the interior design, it's a must see on any visit to Bologna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A truly magnificent basilica. They hit you 2 euro to take photos, but well worth it. So much to look at.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This cathedral was on my must see list because I have a affinity for relics, supposedly St. Dominic's relic was on display as well as a full figured wax replica of him. While it wasn't clear which chapel held these, the cathedral itself displays all the monetary might and power invested by its patrons. The chapels are each works of... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The interior space if very impressive. It will surely take hundreds of years more to complete the total exterior decoration.

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Farnham, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are so many churches and cathedrals in a relatively short distance apart that its easy to many of them in the same day! My advise is don't unless you are only in Bologna for a day - but if you only come to Bologna for a day you will miss out on so much more. Nevertheless it was a... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Enjoy walking through the street of expensive shops as you make your way to the basilica. Don't forget to look up at the ceilings of the building that you'll pass. Note that the basilica closes for lunch. According to the sign, the church and museum reopen at 15:30. However, it reopened at 15:00 when we paid a visit. Don't miss... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

THis was by far most interesting and spiritual church we visisted in Bologna. An amalgam of sevarl chruches from the past - lots of hostory and a v peaceful atmosphere. If you only visit one church, this is the one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful church with many sculptures and frescoes. There are 3 early sculptures by Michelangelo in the church, made while he was on the lam from Florence after the assasination of his patron, Lorenzo D'Medici..Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There is a carved shrine to St Dominic which took 500 years to complete .Michelangelo had a hand in it.Unfortunately only one piece of information in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Tremendous sculptures. Make sure they're lit up and take your time admiring them. There's a chart in the church labeling which artist was responsible for each section of the work.

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Additional Information about Basilica di San Domenico

Address: Address: Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 640 0411
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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