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Basilica di San Domenico

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St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this stupendous Basilica, which was one of the first to be dedicated to St. Dominic. It was begun by the Dominicans in 1226 on the hill of Camporegio which they had received as a gift...more
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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All reviews st catherine patron saint no photography on display the stained glass windows severed head light a candle old masters clay mask pope gregory enormous building starting point interesting place to visit main altar worth a visit beautiful church peaceful place
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

it was the first place to visit during our trip to Siena it's a sober church, with a history of almost 800 years relics of Saint Caterina could be found there, an altar is dedicated to her it's a place to be closer to God,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

There is so much to take in, even with a knowledgeable guide. It may take more than one visit to really enjoy all that is on display.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is an enormous building, but mostly empty! Om entering there is just a great space which does not seem to serve any purpose, the actual congregation area is well away at the end of the building. The stain glass windows are more abstract than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keith47
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Veramente incredibile la superficialità con cui si visita un'edificio del 1200. CI sono affreschi del 1200 di Lorenzetti, oppure per...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

We really enjoyed the interactive kiosk for more in-depth info about the cathedral and its artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I can never get over the fascination folks have with old body parts. If you want to the finger and head of a St. Catherine. , this is your place

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank okiesweeney
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Just gets boring after a while. Stained Glass is cool and so is the view just outside. The way leading to it has many nice shops.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We were totally wonderstruck to find the remains of St Catherine here including her relics. The high ceilings and simple interiors only help in the aura of piety here.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank deepaktirthani
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The stained glass windows of Basilica di San Domenico are wonderful The central window is modern and vibrant with colour with the sun shining through, flanked on each side by windows in muted blues. The rose window at the opposite end is also modern. Rather...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Saint Catherine of Siena, Mystic and Saint lived in the nearby building Casa di Saint Catherine. The San Domenico Basilica is where a few the Saint's relics are on view.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank sflindad
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The Basilica di San Domenico is a beautiful church in the heart of Siena. The altar is amazing, the building is massive, and the artwork is beautiful. The stand-out part, however, is the side altar containing the head of St. Catherine of Siena in a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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