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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico 13, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
051-640-0411
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Ranked #20 of 127 attractions in Bologna
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to half a dozen of the big churches in Bologna, this was our favorite. Would chose to go back here first, paintings, sculpture, the architectural space, the most wonderful marquetry in the old choir stalls - one could spend an hour with those alone; and the fragrant calm cloister. Other reviewers have mentioned awkward opening times and less... More

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Chevy Chase, MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have never seen anything like the inlaid wooden choir stalls in this church -- they are among the wonders of the world. Just be sure to check the opening times (e.g. the day I went, the church was open all day but I had to come back between 3-5 to see the choir).

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not to close to the center of town but well worth spending the time to see. It contains the tomb of the famous Saint and a work of Michelangelo

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great place to see some artwork. Some Michaelangelo's statuettes. We caught a Christmas concert by local children. Didn't like: couldn't take pictures

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

There are a lot of churches to visit in Bologna and this was one of my favorites. It only costs a few coins to enter the shrine of St Dominic, which is very impressive even though it's difficult to figure out which of the many small statuettes adorning the tomb are Michelangelos and which are not (apparently, only three of... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Do try to visit this basilica to see St. Dominic's tomb as well as the choir, which is a masterpiece of intarsio. However, be forewarned that the basilica's opening hours are short, arbitrary and subject to the whims of Dominicans, who control the basilica. I have been to St. Dominic's tomb several times and looked forward to returning for another... More

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UK
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33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited on a very gloomy day but the attendant was very obliging and turned on the lights so that visitors could see the main highlight - the wonderful shrine of Saint Dominic

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Tricky to find but only a short walk from the Piazza Maggiore. Tomb of St Dominic decorated with little statuettes by Michelangelo. But the great find was a panel which was the last work of Lippi in the right hand chapel next to the altar. All free to visit

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just average. Didn't climb to the top for the panoramic view, however. Lots of tours going through daily ( church is right next door to our hotel)

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Basilica di San Domenico is not so big, but it is very important. It is not far away from the Piazza Maggiore. It needs approximately 5 minutes walk. I recommend this object for visit.

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