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San Zeno Maggiore Church

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Address: Piazza San Zeno, Verona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 045 592813
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Description: Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze...
Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze doors and remarkable Cloister.
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Don't miss the lower church

Beautiful church with a wonderful lower church dating from the 10th century. It is quite a walk from the city centre but worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Beautiful church with a wonderful lower church dating from the 10th century. It is quite a walk from the city centre but worth it

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Former Benedictine Abbey now a parish church. The striped walls were beautiful. The amazing ceiling and frescos, The church is divided in to upper and lower levels. The upper level sanctuary area includes a tryptic which is not to be missed. The smiling statute of St. Zeno was wonderful. It is located to the left of the main altar sanctuary.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This cathedral is very special. The story of St. Zeno is moving and the doors of bronze are breathtaking!

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DeKalb
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful pre-renaissance artwork. Very interesting. Probably my favorite church in Verona. Even the graffiti on the artwork was medieval!

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Slightly outside the old town, standing isolated on the Adige bank, it is one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in the world. All panelled in local golden and pink marble, it is a pure shape and a memorable view at sunset.

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Slagelse, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

San Zeno, the "Black Bishop", is the patron saint of Verona. He was the first Christian bishop of the town, and according to recent research, detailed in the church, was indeed a North African with possibly dark skin. His remains are in the large lower church of the huge Romanesque cathedral. There are also the remains of an attached cloister.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Bright pleasant church with interesting history and frescos. The lighting on St, Zeno was too bright to take photo eve with a long lens. There is a welcome café on the corner opposite for coffee & cake.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Among all the churches of the city this San Zeno is undoubtedly among the most beautiful, a church built nearly 1000 years ago, only to think of this it's very astonishing. Impossible to miss it.  

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Dornbirn, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Get the Verona Card or the 4-church pass and visit this gorgeous basilica dedicated to Verona's patron saint.

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Rockport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

What a wonderful church, don't miss it if you come in Verona! Wiligelmo sculptor did an amazing job!

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