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Basilica di San Domenico

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Address: Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 640 0411
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Beautiful Basílica

Basilica di San Domenico is one of the richest churches in terms of art and history.The remains of San Domenico , founder of the Order of Preaches are buried inside the shrine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sao Luis, MA
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Sao Luis, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica di San Domenico is one of the richest churches in terms of art and history.The remains of San Domenico , founder of the Order of Preaches are buried inside the shrine "Arca di san Domenico" made by Nicola Pisano. The church is located by Piazza San Domenico

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wandering around on a hot Sunday and came across this Basilica. Whilst not as large as the main basilica it is still large. The main central nave is not decorated to any great extent, however the 2 large side chapels are truly inspired and quite marvelous. Do go out of your way to see it. It's only 5-10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful church housing some of Michaelangelo's works from when he was a student. A lovely old man showed us around

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church is a bit more removed from the city centre than other important churches. It's worth the stroll, though, south from the main area. You'll probably see the red-brick, not-that-attractive, bulk of the 13th-century church looming as you get closer. People come here mainly to see three early sculptures by Michelangelo: an angel holding a candle, and two patron... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Two extraordinary chapels richly decorated with gold, stunning frescoes and wooden carvings that are totally absorbing.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Make sure you dress appropriately when visiting the cathedral as you should all the catholic churches. Some people were taking photographs which seemed inappropriate while people were praying. There are a lot of different chapels and windows to admire so take your time to look around.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Incredibly beautiful church with fantastic interior. The outside doesn't look like much but once you get inside it's absolutely breathtaking.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

For half a euro you can enter the choir. If you know the Bible sort of well, it may be a lovely quiz to figure out the biblical scenes in the chorus stalls. We spent at least half an hour with this and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A rather quaint church, in a silent neighbourhood. The church is beautiful and has two very beautiful chapels inside. These two chapels are breathtaking with their sheer brilliance and beauty. We spent a lovely afternoon sitting on the benches right in front of church, looking at the life that the locals had.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Basilica di San Domenico on the advice of someone who found it by chance. There are other churches in Florence that more grand and ornate but they don't have the shrine of Saint Dominic, made by Pisano and including statues carved by a young Michelangelo and artworks and frecoes by other famous artists. Apparently Mozart played... More 

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