Cattedrale di San Pietro

Cattedrale di San Pietro, Bologna

Cattedrale di San Pietro
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Neighborhood: San Vitale
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Great architecture
Aug 2020 • Family
Strangely enough, this cathedral is not located on the main square of Bologna (where there is another basilica), but about 50 meters away. Thus the cathedral is a bit cramped between traffic roads, which lessens a bit the perspective.

The architecture is amazing, both inside and outside the cathedral, so this is definitely worth a short visit at the least. That being said, for a cathedral, the decorations inside are less abundant than in some other Italian cities like Roma or Milano.
Written October 14, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela8,913 contributions
Simple
Aug 2020
The interior of this church isn't specially amazing, mostly simple. You can climb the tower but the times are very limited.
Written September 12, 2020
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rdudhia211
London, UK66 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2020
A sedate but beautiful cathedral. Make sure you walk around the whole building as there are real gens to view. Really worth the visit.
Written August 5, 2020
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dalidude
Breda, The Netherlands212 contributions
Beautiful church to visit and burn a candle
Jan 2020 • Family
A beautiful church where you can light a candle for someone you love in our case and reflect on them. The church itself is beautiful in its decoration, paintings and sculptures.
Written January 3, 2020
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Marina🌞
Perm, Russia400 contributions
To listen organ!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very beautiful cathedral.
Looks great.
I listened there organ few days.
It was so deep and amazing to listen to organ in such Saint place.

Written December 24, 2019
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bas t
Brussels, Belgium1,838 contributions
its big
Oct 2019
this cathedale was not as spetacular as i was hoping for its an ok visit but would not put it as a must do on your list as there are plenty and better to see
Written November 1, 2019
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David H
Norwich, UK388 contributions
The cathedral of Bologna
Oct 2019
A very pleasant interior greets you when you enter this cathedral and as with most Italian religious establishments,there is some fine works.
Written October 31, 2019
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH2,353 contributions
Beautiful Baroque
Oct 2019
Very understated cathedral on the outside - if you did not know it was there you may miss it. Large, airy with many different works of art - some sculptures, some carvings, and a number of frescoes ti does have a little bit for everyone. While probably not a "top" attraction, it is certainly worth a visit for the sheer size and diversity inside.
Written October 3, 2019
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malcsaville
Stroud, UK958 contributions
Dramatic Interior
Sep 2019
Regrettably the exterior view is limited by the lack of a perspective - cramped in by the shopping arcades of Via Independza. However once inside you can wonder at the sense of awe created by the columns and great space of the cathedral, and wonder at why there are so many enormous churches in the city - and the cost of building and maintaining them!
Written September 9, 2019
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FrqtTrvlr14
Cincinnati, OH199 contributions
Stopped in for a quick peek
Jul 2019 • Couples
We didn't spend a lot of time here, just stopped in after parking at Piazza 8 Agosto on our way to Piazza Maggiore to start a walking tour. Although one of the smaller churches in the city, this would be impressive had it been in the USA.
Written August 5, 2019
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