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All reviews dominican order young michelangelo choir stalls st catherine beautiful church filippino lippi pleasant area dominican church including michelangelo side chapels main altar works of art interesting history well worth the visit city centre sculptures dominicans
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 crucif from 1250 and a luminously clear Filipino Lippi Mystical Marriage of St Catherine. Like other major Bolognese churches, it’s sheer scale is impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 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 it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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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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