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“A fine sample of Italian art”

Basilica di San Domenico
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
Ranked #14 of 349 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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 to admire artwork in this church.

Date of experience: August 2018
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"dominican order"
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"young michelangelo"
in 9 reviews
"choir stalls"
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"st catherine"
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"beautiful church"
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"filippino lippi"
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"pleasant area"
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"dominican church"
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"including michelangelo"
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"side chapels"
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"main altar"
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"works of art"
in 4 reviews
"interesting history"
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"well worth the visit"
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"city centre"
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"sculptures"
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

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 known as Niccolò dell'Arca. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N S
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tomek K
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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