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Basilica San Michele Maggiore

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Address: San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone Number: 0382.26063
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Interesting church!

Doesn't seem to be that much at first, but the crypt and the mosaic floor by the altar are really worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Doesn't seem to be that much at first, but the crypt and the mosaic floor by the altar are really worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This church isn't as nice or new as most others in Europe, and that would be bad until you realize that Holy Roman Emperors were crowned in here. It's *that* old. Highlights include the mosaic floor by the altar.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the best historical architectural jewel In Pavia and is visually impressive. You must see it.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A beautiful example of the Lombard-Romanesque style, this church has its best features inside. Not because its facade was left unfinished; au contraire it must have been stunning in its days of glory. but the bas- and high-relief carvings which adorned the front were made out of local arenaria (sandstone?); a soft stone which is easy to carve, but offers... More 

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Newcastle Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Time stands still in such an old church. Well worth a visit, Charlemagne was crowned in this church.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Loved the sandstone façade of this important Romanesque Basilica, one of the largest and most important in Northern Italy. Unfortunately, due to the passage of time, the sandstone is starting to show signs of decay but I suppose its more than 900 years old. Unfortunately Mass was in progress when we visited but our visit was still well worthwhile. In... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Having walked around the Pavia streets checking out church after church I would say that this is by far the most interesting. Having been disappointed by one after another the Romanesque carving and the chapel beneath the altar were attractive features of this interesting church. It is unfortunate that the sandstone has worn so badly on the west front but,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I think this church astonished me, is so different from everything I've seen. For me was the best in Pavia, and there are other great places to visit in this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you love history then this would be a great place to visit! amazing architecture and art work! I loved how it felt like nothing had changed for decades! Really feels like you are stepping back in time! Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great place to visit for romanesque sculpture fans. It is one of the most beautiful church in Italy!

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Additional Information about Basilica San Michele Maggiore

Address: Address: San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone Number: 0382.26063
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Pavia  >  Pavia

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