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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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Beautiful church

If you love history and church you will love this place. Is smaller than average church and is a mixed environment inside, apparently is a mix of seven religious buildings that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you love history and church you will love this place. Is smaller than average church and is a mixed environment inside, apparently is a mix of seven religious buildings that are surprisingly interconnected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting set of 4 churches built over time connected to each other. Interesting to see changes through time as walking through this shows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous! Not to be missed. Enormous, beautiful and full of history. Has several small chapels on the sides, all decorated with the styles of the different centuries and styles. A particular one has some amazing frescoes but one has to pay 3 euros to get close to see them, which is a bit mean and money-grabbing, but one can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I'm not religious, but this church is really beautiful and has a lovely vibe. When I was there the organist was playing. I stayed a little longer as it sounded really nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Unique building/s, one can read about how the whole complex was slowly built up over the ages. Nice, cheap souvenir shop also present

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you have limited time in Bologna, this is a must to visit. From the 5th century there are seven churches, with courtyards, with valuable art work. This is one of the highlights of a Bologna visit.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Outstanding one of the most impressive church's that I have seen. There seven church's within the church. Starting in the 5th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the real major attraction in Bologna. This sanctuary is absolutely incredible : seven different kind of beautiful churches linked one by one, a beautiful courtyard in the middle and an interesting free museum attached. On top of that it is open 7 days a week, pictures are allowed and toilets are... available and free of charge!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful Basilica right in the heart of Bologna. Huge! You can't take photos unless you donate at the entrance, which is fine. Also have some small change with you so you can turn the lights on for some displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was very great and this experience was totally free. If you visit Bologna you have to go there. Thanks

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