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Basilica San Michele Maggiore

San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
+39 0382 26063
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A must-see for any lover or architecture

This is one of the masterpieces of romanesque architecture. One of those you study in textbooks. If... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2016
Nicola M
Pavia, Italy
not be cause I'm from Pavia

I was born and I live in Pavia. Not because this church is in my town, but I think that this is one... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2016
Pavia, Italy
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San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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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...More

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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:...More

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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.

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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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...More

Thank Magellano81
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...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2015

A must see when visiting Pavia. Make sure you ask for the labyrinth, one of the few surviving and surely one of the oldest in Italy. The Basilique is of extreme importance as it survived the test of time. Quite impressive.

Thank Monty-eFred
Reviewed August 11, 2015

This Basilica (it is a category under Cathedral) is much nicer that what we expected. Everything is abour small details and amazing work they did when making the walls, columns, floors,... The place it is a jewel in Pavia that sure you need to visit....More

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Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Doesn't seem to be that much at first, but the crypt and the mosaic floor by the altar are really worth it.

Thank riccjul
Reviewed March 20, 2015

This church isn't as nice or new as most others in Europe, and that would be bad until you realize that Holy Roman Emperors were crowned in here. It's *that* old. Highlights include the mosaic floor by the altar.

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