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Basilica di San Petronio

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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051-22-5442
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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It's a fantastic church and it have a long story very beautiful the church it's situated in a square.

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Bologna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a fantastic church and it have a long story very beautiful the church it's situated in a square.

Thank Andrea G
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't miss this place, slap bang in the middle of Piazza Maggiore. Very impressive building from the outside as well as inside. Remember to wear long trousers and cover your shoulders if going inside as there are guards on the door checking your attire is suitable.

Thank Smurfy1971
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This 14th century Basilica is the most important church in the city and is the largest brick church in the world. It is enormous and is the focal point and heart of Piazza Maggiore.

Thank Methymna
Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is next to the main square so very easy to find. It is very decorative but very Italian. It has an interesting history about why it looks the way it does.

Thank Liz R
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The facade of San Petronio is marble clad for the first third or so of the height, then plain brick. Whether or not this was the consequence, our guide told us about architectural interference from Rome to keep the building from being a rival to St. Peters. The interior is more stark than many churches in the area but it... More 

Thank Terry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a pleasure to visit these fine churches which act as a store of local history and notable figures.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Bologna, Italy last week and went to see the Basilica of San Petronio, the patron saint of Bologna. The church itself is being repaired and there are scaffolds and nets all around it. Do not let this stop you. There is an elevator outside at the back of the church. You can take this elevator... More 

Thank Peggy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on our honeymoon, this is quite simply amazing get to see, 2 euros to take pictures is a bargain and this site is a must see

Thank Michael S
Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people around this square; also many shops and restaurants. The Basilica is beautiful inside and very nicely laid out.

Thank shellyf
Califon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Bologna it is most likely you will end up here at Piazza Maggiore. It is the main square in town, so if you are going there, leave a little time to see this lovely church. Basilica di San Petronio runs along one side of the square. It is insanely easy to locate, which is always a plus.... More 

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