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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 640 0411
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Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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"dominican order"
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"young michelangelo"
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"choir stalls"
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"beautiful church"
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"filippino lippi"
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"pleasant area"
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"dominican church"
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"great artists"
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"including michelangelo"
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"major churches"
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"side chapels"
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"baroque style"
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"main altar"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good fortune of walking in during choir practice. They towered over the altar and their voices carried everywhere. It’s as if they were signing beside you. The remains of Saint Domini, founder of the Domenican order are on the left of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive basilica a short walk from the city centre, and in a pleasant area of the city. Interesting history and architecture make this worth a five minute walk from the central square.

Thank Chas M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

On the square are two tombes outside in their own mini building. Inside the Basilica are beautiful paintings of the young Michelangelo. And the alter has a lot of ornaments, very richly decorated. We were lucky to see the priests sing and pray.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

A big Dominican church. Here is buried the creator of the Order of St. Dominic. It was built in the 11th century.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Located in a lovely, quiet area of this lovely town the badilica is an architectural gem, peaceful, tasteful, beautiful and loaded with religious and historical significance.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The interior is bright and spacious and holds a lot of amazingly beautiful paintings and sculptures. I came in in the middle of a mass, so I could not enjoy all the works of art properly. Next time I'm in Bologna, I will definitely come...More

Thank Ravalus
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

It is in this church that the saint Dominicus, who started the Dominican order, is buried. There is a special chapel dedicated to his tomb, which is very well worth seeing. On the tomb itself, artists, including Michelangelo, worked for over 300 years. Other points...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The church itself is large and grand. Much of it is very ornate. Stand out parts for me were the shoir stalls (costs 1 euro for choir and cloister) which are covered in fantastuc marquetry and the cloister which is an oasis of peace and...More

Thank Christina E
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Somehow even though this is very central, it seems to be missed by many tourists. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Oliver_G_London
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

An important place dedicated to the founder of the Dominican Order. San Dominica’s tomb is quite impressive. The building itself is lacking compared to so many others. The interior was refurbished in a Baroque style in the 18th century.

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