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Basilica San Teodoro

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Romanesque church

The original church was constructed in 752 and enlarged in the mid-13th-century. Initially the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
phat_dawg_21
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Amazing old church

We really enjoyed our visit here. So peaceful, so ancient, so unspoilt. Loved the walls, the freso... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Christine C
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Godalming
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

The original church was constructed in 752 and enlarged in the mid-13th-century. Initially the church was dedicated to Saint Agnes, but by the year 1000, it was dedicated to San Teodoro, bishop of Pavia who died in 778. The body of the saint, who is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit here. So peaceful, so ancient, so unspoilt. Loved the walls, the freso and the floor.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed September 27, 2017

One wall in this church displays paintings of the siege of Charlemagne. The problem is that the painting portray events that never happened, namely, the defeat of Charlemagne. The events were altered because of the political needs of the people 700 years after the real...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is early Romanesque and is dark, peaceful and a place for contemplation. Very near to the river and worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

So totally different to the Duomo. Very dim inside but so worth a visit to see the amazing frescoes on the walls and the areas of mosaic flooring which have been exposed for viewing. No charge to enter.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Set in a small square it is not easy to photograph the exterior. Inside the frescos are very interesting, particularly the ones of medieval Pavia, also the ones telling the story of St Teodoro. May seem dark and dingy, but it has huge charm.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

Great frescos in this church, they show Pavia as it was in the 1500's. The number and placement of the frescos, one can see, suggest that this church once had all its internal walls covered in artwork. It is in the old part of the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a quite ordinary little romanesque church, similar to several others scattered across northern Italy. If you are visiting Pavia in a hurry, skip this church. However, if you know Pavia at least a little, the fresco near the W entrance provides a surprising...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed September 11, 2014

Romanesque church, in the middle of the medieval part of town. Unimpressive and unexpiring from the outside, but what a jewel on the inside. Lighting is at a premium with the small windows typical of this style. I loved the frescoes (draft and final version,...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

An absolute must-not miss. Frescos and architecture are quite unique. Opening hours are a bit tricky. Crashing into weddings ceremonies on Saturdays is definitely an option -despite politeness may be needed.

Date of experience: December 2013
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