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Basilica di San Domenico

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Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We timed our visit so we could see the sun strike the meridian - the longest in the world. We also bought the €2 wrist band to allow to take photos and the €3 pp entrance to the Chapel of the Magi, This allowed us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because this basilica is off the beaten track, it’s makes for a more relaxing visit than other, more centrally-located churches. Reason to go (unless you’re a devotee of St Dominic) are examples of work by Nicola Pisano and early Michaelangelo, Guido Renni, a beautiful suspended...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica is beautiful but more important is the historical importance. It tells a bit of the history of San Domenico and the Christian congregation the Domenicans, one of the first in Catholic history. If you are Catholic or religious you are likely to enjoy...More

Thank uiarahp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church from outside give the impression of a humble church but once inside, one can admire the grandiose of Italian finest art. The remains of St. Dominic is in a marble shrine. There are smaller chapels inside for praying that is worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent church is well worth visiting, not least for the 'Arca', a sarcophagus, which was worked on over three centuries by artistic giants including Michelangelo Buonarroti and Niccolò di Antonio di Bari who, as a consequence of his amazing work on this monument, became...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking past this basilica (en route to hotel) I was going to give it a miss. So glad I didn't! Stunning, and I saw the tomb unintentionally. My favourite church in Bologna

Thank N S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Pisano's Crucifixion and the Ark of Saint Dominic (partially decorated by Michelangelo) should be enough of a reason to visit this church. Notice the square where it's located, with tombs from 1289 and 1305.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We had the good fortune of walking in during choir practice. They towered over the altar and their voices carried everywhere. It’s as if they were signing beside you. The remains of Saint Domini, founder of the Domenican order are on the left of the...More

Thank 432JamesD
Reviewed 19 June 2018

An impressive basilica a short walk from the city centre, and in a pleasant area of the city. Interesting history and architecture make this worth a five minute walk from the central square.

Thank Chas M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

On the square are two tombes outside in their own mini building. Inside the Basilica are beautiful paintings of the young Michelangelo. And the alter has a lot of ornaments, very richly decorated. We were lucky to see the priests sing and pray.

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