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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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3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John B
Geelong, Australia
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank John B
Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Claire R
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stunning inside as we stumbled across the Basilica whilst wondering around Bologna. Just vast inside and we lit a candle for loved ones. peaceful and quiet in a busy town .

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We have a big love of church architect and this one was truly lovely especially as we arrived at the start of a small service which was beautiful to watch in this great building

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a working church and Mass was being held so we were limited to the outside which is veery interesting with the outside statues and crypts but could be so much better if there were some type of plaque with even a name or a date or really any type of information.

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