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Basilica di San Domenico

Opens in 26 min: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 640 0411
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All reviews dominican order young michelangelo choir stalls beautiful church filippino lippi st catherine pleasant area dominican church including michelangelo side chapels main altar opening times works of art interesting history well worth the visit take your time city centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church inside, the outside looks half finished. Lots of art and sculptures to look at and don't forget to look up. Fabulous ceilings. Only down side is the army at the door way which is a bit intimidating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited from Firenze. Took a train super easy and fast 30mn. Walked from Bologna centrale to the convent of San Domenico via the Piazza Maggiore. 30mn. The church is stunning. Bright. Very peaceful. The tomb of San Dominique is gorgeous. Ceilings. Altars. Choir. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank beelively0675
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm and cozy church to visit! The colors, the paintings the sculptures, give the sense of warmth and relief. Situated very near to the center, its worth it to spend one hour to visit this place, full of art.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Redo1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As they say this is an amazing church, very richly decorated and very awe inspiring. The fresco's are delightfull and so intricate they give a full 3d effect long before anyone knew what 2,3,d effect were, Take your time in here and take it all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed January 9, 2019

The church is a few blocks from the main historic center of town but well worth a visit - it has three early sculptures by Michelangelo.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ofiev12
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Basilica di San Domenico is "a-must-see" place in Bologna from many aspects. The architecture of the building is beautiful, reflecting a couple of styles like renaissance and medieval. When you go inside, the beauty goes on surprising you even more. The chapels are designed in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s a bit further out from the town centre, but definitely worth the walk. It’s a really magnificent church, and a bit quieter than the nearby San Petronio which makes it a bit more enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed December 22, 2018

The tomb of St Dominic is an elaborate composition by artists from different periods, The part by Nicola Pisano is stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marilyn a
Reviewed December 13, 2018

The art treasures within the Basilica are extensive and splendid to see. We were fortunate also to receive a personal tour of S Dominic's cell and to see furniture he had regularly used and various of his personal belongings, and to be taken through a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Papselscla
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is a must see in Bologna. Pay the l euro and go behind the altar and see the amazing choir stalls, inlaid with scenes, separated by stop fluted carved wood columns, all circling a central inlaid table on top of which is a huge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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