Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna

Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,386 contributions
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This is among the most beautiful churches in Bologna, no small feat as so many dot the city’s landscapes. It was founded in the 13th century and is a classic beauty of Italian architecture. The high ceilings and quietness that create atoo bad sanctuary for soothing the mind and spirit. Worth a visit.

It is a shame that Bolognesi tolerate the graffiti all over the city that desecrates its culture and historic splendor.
Written June 19, 2019
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,736 contributions
One of the most important churches to see in Bologna. I liked the architecture and the entrance is free
Written September 12, 2020
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strandman46
Waddinxveen, The Netherlands327 contributions
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The Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore is a very intesting church. The buiding itself is impressive and it's full of beautiful art. The chapel and monument of the Bentivoglio family are interesting, nice frsco's of Lorenzo Costa and a monument of Jacopo della Quercia. Too bad it's photo or viedo are not allowed in this church.
Written May 28, 2015
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Lizvacation
North Carolina283 contributions
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San Giacomo Maggiore is a basilica in the city of Bologna . It was founded in 1267 as the church of the Augustinians . Inside you will find the Bentivoglio chapel, splendid architecture of the mid fifteenth century, rich in works of Renaissance art. A beautiful church - clean and special.
Written August 30, 2014
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,366 contributions
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This historic Roman Catholic church was completed in 1315.

It is a pastiche of different styles: Romanesque on the outside and Gothic and late Renaissance on the inside.

Beside the church, there is an elegant Renaissance portico, supported by sandstone columns.
Written July 9, 2019
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK2,361 contributions
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The highlight in this church is the Bentivoglio chapel located in semi darkness behind the altar. €0.50 allows you to light up the chapel. There are several lovely painted frescos which apparently were commission's to celebrate a local family's victory in a 1488 local feud.One of the frescos,while set in a religious context, contains portraits of family members incorporated into the scene. An unusual feature at the time it was painted.
Written April 16, 2019
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Haebee
Singapore, Singapore762 contributions
Friends
As you enter, you are met with an imposing Sanctuary with high ceilings. There are many special art pieces and frescoes - a great joy to be able to pray in this house of God and to be surrounded by many beautiful objects of worship.
Written January 19, 2019
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PRS48
Brisbane, Australia134 contributions
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The church is a fine example of Italian architecture and religious art at their best. Pleasant to find quiet and attractive surroundings after the bustle of the graffiti-ridden streets outside.
Written September 28, 2018
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giacomina17
Brisbane, Australia545 contributions
Solo
I visited here very early in the morning. The basilica itself is stunning- both visually and spiritually. To watch as the morning sun hits various parts is truly special. But what made the visit all the more incredible was to be there when the Augustinian monks were singing their morning prayers. I was the only other human being there......so moving.
Written September 7, 2018
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Montecito2014
San Marino, CA23 contributions
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I have visited many chapels, churches and basilica's in my life but NONE as magnificent as San Giacomo Maggiore. We were blessed to visit while the Augustinian Friars were singing. I felt a serenity and was fulfilled in this visit. Inspiring.
Written November 13, 2017
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