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San Michele square, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice church with a Romanesque facade and simple interior. The Crypt has a number of interesting relics.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

If you are at least remotely interested in Romanesque art, it's an absolute must-see. It was open throughout the day in September, also a fiendly volonteer gave me a free personal tour. The chapel - it's magnificent - can be illuminated, 1 euro for 10...More

Thank HungryActuary
Reviewed July 24, 2018

very important church in Italian history, 10th century silver cross, don't miss it when in Paviaèèèè

Thank Ben B
Reviewed July 19, 2018

A Fantastic building in a fantastic setting. This is a must see when doing a walk round the beautiful Pavia.

Thank Rickdekikkerfanclub
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I strongly recommend also a visit to this church which is a small treasure. If you are doing the Via Francigena this is on your way. You can also receive a stamp if you ask for it. This church was very important for Longobard kings....More

Thank Carlotta C
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The facade is wonderful, if a little worn away in places. Inside is really lovely - a very enjoyable visit.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Wonderfully dark, interesting capitals, front is sadly very eroded, but there are many different Michael Archangel bas-reliefs if you look. Don't miss it. It is also often open all day with knowledgeable volunteers

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Stand back and take in the exterior before entering and admiring the interior. Only a couple of other people in there on our visit and no charge to enter.

Thank Moriston
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This is perhaps the most notable church in Pavia, a place where kings were crowned in days of old. It is a fine example of the Romanesque style, around 12th or 13th century. Go down into the crypt via the steps near the altar and...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Very nice restored Basilica in the center of the old city with lovely acostics. Worth a visit if you are around.

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