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Basilica di San Domenico

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Address: Piazza San Domenico 13, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 640 0411
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
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Amazing church

We saw this during the Saturday evening Mass - and what a sight! Full to bursting, brilliant choir, real sense of worship, and all in a magnificent building. Don't miss it.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw this during the Saturday evening Mass - and what a sight! Full to bursting, brilliant choir, real sense of worship, and all in a magnificent building. Don't miss it.

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Thank Ian K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was just walking around and decided to check it out. Beautiful and peaceful, a nice thing to experience. Check it out.

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Thank Jess F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Church is very impressive and beautiful and we really liked The churchyard inside the church building!

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Thank Lena G
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on a sunny afternoon, at first it felt as if it was closed, but you can just walk through the front door. Once in, we where overwhelmed by the pure size of the church! It was surprisingly big and even more surprisingly there just 5 people in there. Don't forget to cover your shoulders and knees before... More 

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Thank Marvin H
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited lots of churches over the years -- this is beautiful. The highlight is clearly the Arc of St. Dominic, sculpted by numerous great artists (including a small contribution by Michelangelo). Don't forget to go around the tomb/alter, as you can see his reliquary on the other side. Gorgeous main altar and side chapels, as you can see from... More 

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Thank Dante451
Berkswell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the main streets....only 5 minutes from Piazza Maggiore. Lovely atmosphere and paintings.

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Thank Bing999
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in the hear of the old city of Bologna. The achirtecture of the inside of the church is simply amazing. One wonder how did they build huge pillars then?

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Thank 384johnson
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I passed by San Domenico on a quiet Friday afternoon, and the church was flooded with light and flowers (preparations for weekend services). A beautiful, airy church that offers a sense of calm and relatively few visitors.

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Thank RaBaNaBey
Ely, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful large church and with being able to use the builders lift for the superb view was even better.

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Coronado, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have lived in Bologna on a number of occasions and always in the neighborhood of San Domenico where we would worship. On the first visit (in 1996) we discovered that there were 3 small Michelangelo's, including one that clearly (in our view) the forerunner of the David. If you are in Bologna, or Florence, or Venice, this is a... More 

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