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Address: San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0382 26063
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Day Trip to Pavia and Oltrepo Pavese from Milan
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Most beautiful church in Pavia

Whilst the Duomo was a bit of a let down, San Michel mad up for it. It is difficult to describe how beautiful this ancient basilica is. Just marvel at the outside before stepping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the Duomo was a bit of a let down, San Michel mad up for it. It is difficult to describe how beautiful this ancient basilica is. Just marvel at the outside before stepping in and being blown away. Loved it!!!!! To bad there was no guided tour.

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

this is one of many beautiful old cathedrals and churches in Pavia. Beautiful interior artwork. Must see!

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

A truly stunning medieval building both inside and out. The whole neighbourhood is full of surprises and great to wander round.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

A historic place for Europe and an ever impressive building in terms of architecture and art. You'll be impressed.

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Pavia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is one of the masterpieces of romanesque architecture. One of those you study in textbooks. If you happen in Pavia even for a short trip, this is the second thing you are supposed to visit (after the nearby ice-cream place "Gelateria da Cesare"). The general construction is impressive. An accurate visit will allow you to discover several intriguing details,... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

I was born and I live in Pavia. Not because this church is in my town, but I think that this is one of the best example of romantic church not only in Italy, but also in Europe. It is really worth to be visit: give a look inside but also to the sculptures outside. Wonderful

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

the very church where Charlemagne and Frederic Barberousse were crowned kings of the lombards! while the front wall is typically lombard of shape, it is built of stone rather than red brick, that made it quite unic.My favourit church in Pavia.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Basilica is most interesting. Our guide, PierLuigi Boggeri, guided us to the many features of interest.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

I recently visited this church located in the historic center of the city. Free entrance and I could see that nicely this was the only church open during lunch time, which is unusual. The church itself is very beautiful, the beautiful facade is already enough to be fascinated by her beauty, in the Romanesque style it is very well preserved.... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a beautiful church which was built in 1100 (after the original one was destroyed) which was the site of the crowning of emperors such as Louis III and Barbarossa. Unlike other churches in Pavia and Lombardia it is not built with bricks but in sandstone, which over the centuries have suffered some erosion. It is simple and not... More 

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