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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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Do not miss visiting this, once inside it is an amazing maze of different chapels and courtyards beautifully kept by the monks, just wander and take in the architecture, history... read more

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss visiting this, once inside it is an amazing maze of different chapels and courtyards beautifully kept by the monks, just wander and take in the architecture, history and peacefulness from the hubbub of bologna.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many old churches built together to make a bigger church. Magical inside, an inner yard with brown-reddish walls and quiet athmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Benedictine monks taking care of San Stefano do a wonderful job of maintaining the sacred feel of this intriguing site while welcoming visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The backdrop of the Piazza Santo Stefano is the basilica that gives it its name: an interweaving of seven religious buildings that are surprisingly interconnected. The buildings that make up the complex are all very old. Because of the numerous restorations in the first decades of the 20th century, the look of the complex has changed from the original “Seven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Climing the stairs on one of the hottest day of the year was not a great idea, but it was worth the effort. A stunning old church and lovely views from up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The crowds of people gathering to view this castle and pinata #4 was amazing. Use Trafalgar tours and enter early .

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven places of worship, from different centuries and millennia. Fascinating. Beautiful. Also a little shop run by monks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting church. Where some places the next occupier builds over or replaces the prior structure, in this church the next style is just added on so you can want from one sanctuary to the next and experience the next era and style. The highlight of Bologna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No one says "Once you've seen one Basilica, you've seen them all". This one seems to be the epitome of what you'd expect to see. Key for me was the tribute to fallen soldiers alcove

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very nices paintings to contribute to eurocentric ego and believes. just pitty everyone so sad in the murals

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