Sadly, no pictures inside, really none, but massive gorgeous cathedral with wonderful imposing windows. Just awe inspiring. Worth the trip to Bologna alone.
This enormous church dominates the city centre, it's dimensions are staggering and the darkness of the interior terrifying. Nevertheless, this is one of the pearls of the city as it has ancient history and exquisite architecture.Of particular interest is the chapel called la Cappella dei Re Magi. You need to pay 3 euros to enter, but it's well worth it... More
A length of 132m, a width of 66m, a height of 47m. Building started in 1390 under the supervision of the architect Antonio di Vincenzo Built in 1470 by Lorenzo da Prato and symbolized by the most prestigious and older functional organ in the world, the bolognese musical Chapel was once very famous.
....There are no words to describe the feeling and awe when entering this magnificent church... Unfortunately it's not allowed to take photos in this church, as the paintings need preserving. Although I do understand this, the photographer side of me was slightly disappointed. Even from the outside of the church you can tell that this church is enormous, but as... More
A beautiful Basilica. Unfortunately, you can't take photographs but as the art work needs preserving that's understandable. The building and it's contents were beautiful. We were in and out in under 10 minutes though so you don't need long to have a look around.
Yes, that's the first thing I felt as we entered this very large and impressive church with its very high ceiling. You have to see it to experience it as no words can do justice to the grandeur and awesomeness of this cathedral.
We visited while organ music was being played so we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is no entrance fee, but you are no allowed to take photos. Overall, very impressive with several artistic frescoes and paintings freely on display, with a very visible meridian, complete with Solstice markings on the marble floor.
I spent about an hour an a half here. The highlight is the Cappella Bolognini to the left of the church, which has outstanding frescoes by Giovanni da Modena from the Fifteenth Century. Pay the 2 Euros to enter and listen to the audio recording; it's well worth it. Particularly of note is the fresco depicting Dante's hell: it has... More
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