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Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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All reviews beautiful church benedictine monastery side chapels bell tower take your breath away small city blood nave interior walls barrel ceiling vial paintings vault renaissance effect
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The overwhelming impression of this church is its interior size and the feeling of space created by the extraordinarily high ceiling. Its importance comes from the belief that it held a true relic on the form of a vial said to contain a drop of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building has an odd appearance on the outside with a looping arch over the facade, but that masks a magnificent, sun-fuilled, highly decorated interior with a massive barrel vault that covers the interior space. Yes, this is a basilica worth seeing, not just for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed December 11, 2018

One of Italian towns you have to visit. Basilica is in the centre, walking distance from the palazzo ducale. Basilica was in past very important place to pilgrimage, for relict of blood of Christ. Undoubtedly great building, full of priceless works of art. Not to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George Jerzy B
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I loved my visit to the Cathedral. So big, and what a piece of architecture, especially that centered kind of altar. Really liked it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joaobiscaiamelo
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is a really impressive church. You may think it is quite a surprise to find a church of this stature in this small city, but Mantua was once an important seat of financial, political, and military power. The church houses a number of important...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a must see attraction. Absolutely beautiful church with amazing art. It is a real surprise when you enter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed October 4, 2018

With the exception of Il Duomo in Milan, this was the most outstanding church we saw in over two weeks in Italy. Do NOT miss! The painting, the architecture, the history - all are remarkable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresita_Herndon_VA
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We went to Mantova‬ with no expectation's ' we found lovely city and a very impressive cathedral . It is defiantly a must visit .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OnAir706024
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing church for the details of decoration. The roof decoration is painted so well to appear solid volumes! The roof of side chapels are instead really carved in wood. The all walls and the awesome dome are painted so well that appears as carved. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 429stefanos
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Wandered into the Basilica from Herb Square. The interior exceeded expectations in terms of the quality of paintings and finish. It is claimed that some mud containing the blood of Christ is buried at its centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 7, 2016|
Response from RobertoMcD |
From the basilica's website: 8:00-12:00, 15:00-19:00.