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Remember that the church was built at street level.

When I visit old religious buildings I always start to think about the enormous power and influence... read more

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A visit to Brescia has to include a visit to the Duomo & the Rotunda (two separate entrances and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mach N
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Piazza del Duomo 1, 25121 Brescia, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The old Duomo is mostly underground and is spectacular - well worth a visit. But I'm writing to warn others of the ZTL Zona Traffico Limitato zones in Brescia. I was merrily driving around Brescia trying to find the best way back to my b&b...More

3  Thank Gerry G
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Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing ancient structure that I was keen to visit. In the entrance was a message from the local Bishop in several languages, welcoming tourists - also a large sign saying people wearing shorts were not permitted!!! How many tourists in summer do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit old religious buildings I always start to think about the enormous power and influence the church has had throughout history. I also think that visitors should notice how much the surrounding landscape has been raised since the church was built. Remember that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Brescia has to include a visit to the Duomo & the Rotunda (two separate entrances and two separate experiences). The Rotuna has many steps, but a lift is available to assist access. The shear grandeur of the buildings and the ceiling fresco's...More

Thank Mach N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next to the new cathedral you find the old cathedral. It is ar round domed structure, dating back to the time church and religion were about belief and not yet about power projection. Authentic, sincere feel about the place. Great to visit to experience 'early'...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly beautiful side alters in this Duomo. I felt it was more beautiful as a church than the Duomo in Florence.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's right beside the new Cathedral and perhaps suffers from being in its shadow. I didn't find it very inviting though the usher was helpful. Its successor is much more attractive.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Worth it to visit since I did not seen anything like it in Europe. Been there twice and will revisit again. Brescia is even a clean, nice and quite city.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Old and historic and nice to wander around when quiet. In the centre an quite a contrast to the new cathedral

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

If you wouldn't know that this is an 11th century cathedral, most probably you wouldn't even visit it.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This beautiful old basilica has far more 'presence' than the new version sat olongside with its incredible display of opulence. The old church feels like a real place of worship and a space for contemplation. We have been into dozens of churches on our grand...More

Thank Coralcaybelize
Reviewed October 8, 2017

A peaceful old Roman Catholic church...make sure you go to the lowest level, it offers weirdly calm atmosphere.

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