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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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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
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
Basilica C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Basilica di San Domenico, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018
Veramente incredibile la superficialità con cui si visita un'edificio del 1200. CI sono affreschi del 1200 di Lorenzetti, oppure per...More
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.
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