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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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Place of intereset for anyone who enjoys religious history. Wonderful and iconic. A must go to in Bologna!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Place of intereset for anyone who enjoys religious history. Wonderful and iconic. A must go to in Bologna!

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Lecce, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in this place for a trip with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. I think that this square has something of Magic, it take you in the IV century. We've done just the free access, and it was be enought. If you're in Bologna, you've to visit it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldest church in Bologna, very interesting architecture. Worth stopping in any time. Take the time to enjoy each section.

Thank Lizz H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is huge inside and absolutely freezing, much colder inside than out but it's very impressive inside. If you get the opportunity go onto the panoramic terrace. It's rather a strange experience in that it's really difficult to find and the staff don't really promote it or make access easy but it's well worth perusing. You have to sign... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here several times for my afternoon walks--it was always like a time travel. Go here between 2 to 4, when its not busy. The visit is more spiritually connecting and there are less tourists.

Thank backpacker1023
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simple basilica surrounded by old structure. Do not expect too much as it is a place for prayers and not tourist. You can take a picture of the night spot surrounding the basilica.

Thank Kar P
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think you don't have to be a church lover to appriciate the place. It's like a small monastry. You can visit the main church, chapel and all the rooms connected to it. It has 'a soul'. And if you don't want to visit the church there is always a nice square in front of it :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Small from outside but there are number of chapels and different rooms inside with ancient relics and paintings. One of the most interesting basilicas in Bologna.

Thank ftiryaki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

we saw a statue made of playing cards - because gambling had been made illegal, a doll said to have been made in the likeness of Mary - where women that want children pray, a replica of Jesus' tomb... just a very interesting Church, unlike the type of art you usually see in an Italian church.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

7 churches built on one site, each with their own architecture and history. Set in area surrounded by bars, shops, restaurants ...so worth a visit!

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