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Basilica di San Gaudenzio

Via Carlo Bescape' 11, 28100, Novara, Italy
+39 321 620632
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beautiful cupola by the architect of Mole Antonelliana in Turin

very nice church exterior and interior, this basilica is probably the nicest highlight of Novara... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Zuzana M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marvelous building

Basilica dominates the whole city, everything revolves around it. Novara and basilica definitely... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Hrvoje Z
Zagreb, Croatia
via mobile
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“bell tower” (2 reviews)
“nice church” (2 reviews)
“interior” (2 reviews)
Via Carlo Bescape' 11, 28100, Novara, Italy
+39 321 620632
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

very nice church exterior and interior, this basilica is probably the nicest highlight of Novara. It is the highest point of the city and has been built over the 16th and 17th century, dedicated to Gaudentius of Novara. The adjacent cupola, 121 metres high, has...More

1  Thank Zuzana M
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Basilica dominates the whole city, everything revolves around it. Novara and basilica definitely deserve greater attention. Going to the dome is possible to 13h on weekdays and Saturdays until 16:20h.

Thank Hrvoje Z
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Basilica is big, clean, dark, cold, charming. The only thing I guess they lack is more information, an audio-tour or something.

Thank azb61
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The basilica bell tower dominate this small city sky line. The basilica interior is superb and well maintained.

Thank MZ123461
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Make sure not to miss this beautiful church. The dome is unique and highly photogenic. If you're touring Italy, surely you have had a surfeit of beautiful church interiors, but this remains quite lovely and worth a visit.

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I was here as part of a business journey and this church was near to where I stayed. I happened to visit this church more that 10 times in 2 months. each time I visit I found a new thing. I happened to get a...More

1  Thank 898MMG
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This building as the other historic buildings was well maintained and had wonderful directories in many languages to assit the traveler.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This place could be seen when you arrive at malpensa airport, it's considered to be a landmark of the town, good to walk around, take some pictures and enjoy some gelato.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Our friend explained that the actual statue of the patron Saint Gaudenzio of Novara is only viewable in January during the celebration of his onomastico. Some impressive architecture. Enormous statue of the Saviour that is inexplicably large and imposing until you find it was atop...More

Thank lisanewyork42
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Dome of St. Gaudenzio is the most visible landmark of Novara. You can notice it by approaching the town from any direction by car as well as when landing at the nearby Malpensa Airport. The 121 metres of the Dome make it the tallest...More

1  Thank Mauro B
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