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“Basilica with impressive square ”

Basilica di San Domenico
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
Ranked #14 of 349 things to do in Bologna
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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"choir stalls"
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"beautiful church"
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"pleasant area"
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"including michelangelo"
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"main altar"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A big Dominican church. Here is buried the creator of the Order of St. Dominic. It was built in the 11th century.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Located in a lovely, quiet area of this lovely town the badilica is an architectural gem, peaceful, tasteful, beautiful and loaded with religious and historical significance.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The interior is bright and spacious and holds a lot of amazingly beautiful paintings and sculptures. I came in in the middle of a mass, so I could not enjoy all the works of art properly. Next time I'm in Bologna, I will definitely come to see the church again.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It is in this church that the saint Dominicus, who started the Dominican order, is buried. There is a special chapel dedicated to his tomb, which is very well worth seeing. On the tomb itself, artists, including Michelangelo, worked for over 300 years.
Other points of interest are the crucifix from Pisano (about 1250), the choir stalls which have nice wood inlay, and the cloisters. For the latter 2 one needs to pay 50 cent, but they are more than worth it. The cloisters are nice, and the view of the nearby towers is great. Note that the church closes for siesta. Outside the church, under the green roofs are the sarcophagi of the first law professors of Bologna university, who made the university famous.

Date of experience: April 2018
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