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“Beautiful basilica with intriguing surroundings”

Basilica di San Domenico
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
Ranked #14 of 343 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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 main altar. The remains are representative of him, not original.
Of note, the two large mid-lateral altars are very unusually grand.
This church may not be as big as Saint Petronio and not as ornate but it is still worth a guided visit.

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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
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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.

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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.

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