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Basilica di San Domenico
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
Ranked #16 of 346 things to do in Bologna
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 to take photos of the meridian unimpeded by rows of people trying to get a good view. The chapel itself is amazing and a must see. Other chapels are also really impressive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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