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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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  • Average8%
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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 231415
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Reviewed yesterday

Very large church which was actually prevented from becoming any larger by the Papacy in order to prevent it being bigger than St Peter's. Well worth a visit.

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

This is the spiritual hub of Bologna - wonderful, atmospheric and monumental cathedral with a fascinating history. Free access although you have to pay a small fee to see the unforgettable main fresco, well worth it,

Thank lynchcarmelb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entering this basilica, I was floored by the sheer size of the church, especially that of the pillars that ran the full length of the main hall. You are free to explore the side art, and people seem to respect the majesty of the place....More

Thank maryfort c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this beautiful Basilica. Truly breathtaking with each step you take. From the ceiling to the many side alters , each one more beautiful than the next.

Thank M4139HQannel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't really miss this basilica as the unfinished facade towers over the main square in Bologna. The pink marble cladding only goes about half way up but does include the magnificent carving over the central door. Admission is free but if you want to...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a massive church with interesting history of its importance to the community of Bologna. High ceilings, seems freshly painted and has 22 side chapels. Has a very old carved wooden cross over the main altar. What sets this church apart is a long...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the largest basilica in the world, it offers an impressive interior. Nice view throughout the day and a lovely appearance in the evening.

Thank ralu_seby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go as part of the Bologna Welcome tour to get the initial history of this place . The timeline is fascinating. The marble beautiful.

Thank Rosiesturry61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is little off from outside with two different colors, but inside will stun you with it's beauty. You can pictures inside for 2 Euro. They will give you a wrist band to wear so the camera "police" will leave you alone. When we...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful space to sit and contemplate. A great of good restoration work is going on here but this is an unmissable visit.

Thank Douglas B
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