Basilica San Teodoro

Basilica San Teodoro, Pavia

Basilica San Teodoro
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Debbie
Loughrea, Ireland64 contributions
Dec 2019
Very interesting church to visit, the alter is unusually to accommodate the crypt underneath, beautifully decorated inside, well worth a visit.
Written December 10, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Church of San Teodoro, a Romanesque building which has a really interesting fresco in the interior showing a view of the city during the 16th century.
Written February 8, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 the protector of fisherman and those working in the River Ticino, is housed in the main altar.

The interior has a 13th-century altarpiece of a Madonna and child, and a series of early 16th-century frescoes.

This church has a number of beautiful side chapels with interesting art.

The Crypt was also interesting.
Written October 31, 2018
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Christine C
Godalming261 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit here. So peaceful, so ancient, so unspoilt. Loved the walls, the freso and the floor.
Written April 13, 2018
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skip15000
Orlando, FL430 contributions
Sep 2017 • Business
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 event. The whole thing is incredibly interesting. A must see!
Written September 28, 2017
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Nicky B
Hampton, UK37 contributions
Jul 2017
This is early Romanesque and is dark, peaceful and a place for contemplation. Very near to the river and worth a visit.
Written August 3, 2017
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Moriston
Newbury, UK328 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
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.
Written June 20, 2017
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Thomas M
Melbourne, Australia243 contributions
May 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.
Written May 18, 2017
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AussieTraveller88
Newcastle Australia123 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
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 city, once the home of the fishermen, as it is close to the river.
Written April 30, 2016
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nicolamanini
Pavia, Italy70 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
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 panorama of Pavia as it looked in the XVI century. You'll also find also several cute frescoes illustrating the lives of a S. Theodorus and S. Agnes. The crypt is also worth a look.
Written March 15, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM