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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico 13, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
+39 051 640 0411
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Ranked #15 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The basilica was very nice and important for Dominican Catholics. The chapels on the sides of the can be lit up for a small fee and some are well decorated. It is worth finding this church.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This church was built in 1221 and is Italy's most important Dominican church. It was built to house the body of St Dominic who died here and whose magnificent tomb stands here. The tomb's statues were executed by Pisano and the angels and 2 saints are early works of Michelangelo. The sarcophagus is beautiful but we could not take a... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Came accross this church while walking around generally. It was lovely but that night I researched it a bit and discovered that there was a lot to it - St Dominick is buried here, there are original Michael Angelo sculptures, an outdoor crypt halfway up a house outside it etc etc The church itself doesn't seem to promote all it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Basilica of San Domenico is one of the major historical churches in Bologna. After visiting so many churches, it is difficult not to compare. Around Bologna I found them on the dark side, a lot of them over decorated The name San Domenico, because it contains the remains of the Spanish, Saint Dominico, the founder of the Order of Preachers.... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lovely peaceful place and so beautiful. Free entry and lovely to see the various different areas of the church.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I never knew St. Dominic was laid rest here. A very important individual of the Catholic church. They made an alter for his remains. On the other side of the alter are two pews facing the rear of the alter. An encase sculpture made of gold has the remains of St. Dominic within it. I was in awe to see... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After visiting a selection of churches around Italy it is hard to find something new , BUT , the Basilica di San Domenico is quite simply breathtaking. Words can not do it justice , you must GO .

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Situated near the hotel in which I stayed, TOURING. Grand architecture and beauty. In the square there are seats which are useful when tired of trailing around.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Make sure you don't go between 1200 and 1500 as they close for lunch. The church has some wonderful artwork, of which Filippino Lipppi's Mystic Marriage of St Catherine is my personal favourite

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Schodack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Amazing what the inside of the basilica looks like - most look drab on the outside, but once you enter your jaw drops. Simply beautiful artisan workmanship

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