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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 640 0411
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Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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"dominican order"
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"young michelangelo"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 15 reviews
"great artists"
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"major churches"
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"side chapels"
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"small donation"
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"high altar"
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"cover your shoulders"
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"main altar"
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"italian churches"
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"worth seeing"
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"hidden gems"
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"works of art"
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"central bologna"
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"well worth the visit"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

A very important Basilica in Bologna, beautiful sculptures and paintings are inside also the remains of St Dominic.

1  Thank MIKE F
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is one of the major churches in Bologna and the remains of Saint Dominic are buried inside a shrine behind the altar of St. Nicholas. The church is located in the Piazza San Domenico. The exterior is quite plain compared to similar Basilicas. There...More

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We almost missed this most beautiful chapel but for a review we had read we would have - its through some gates up a couple of stairs & out of immediate view. The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the major churches in Bologna,...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

On a recent trip to Bologna, Italy my husband and I went to the Basilica of San Domenico. It is a lovely church and has three statues by Michelangelo who lived in Bologna for a time. The priest who was there was very friendly and...More

Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Having spend a couple of weeks in Italy, one can get a bit spoilt... oh well another amazing church with amazing painting etc. So it is nice to see one that has some differences- most of the church is quite plain, white and ordered (and...More

Thank JoeFLondon
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

You need to watch the opening times as when we first went to visit, about 13.00 hrs the last person was just coming out the doors were locked for lunch. went back next day in morning and was allowed in. well worth the visit, entry...More

Thank Murray L
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We thought our tour leader was taking us to just another Italian church. This stands with the best of them! The chapel inside made you want to sit and just look and appreciate the amazing artwork.

1  Thank BNA20152015
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The two chapels are the only things worth seeing in this church but boy are they something! And not only because of the - indeed stunning - tomb.

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The tomb of St. Domenic is a masterpiece by Nicola Pisano....and then the young Michelangelo further adorned it with figures.These have the lucidity and flow that announced the arrival of the greatest of sculptors to come! Don't miss the exceptional Filippino Lippi. Note: it only...More

1  Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice basilica. It wasn't a third super amazing, but it's in the city centre so it's worth a quick pop in- just make sure to dress appropriately with your shoulders and knees.

Thank Restless13Soul
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