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A Must See if you are in Bologna

I was on business in Florence, Italy and had a day off. During my day off, I traveled with a... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
David M
Brandon, FL
Splendor on display

Very large church with plenty of interesting side altars, a cavernous nave, and finely/decorated... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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Via Dell'Indipendenza 7, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was on business in Florence, Italy and had a day off. During my day off, I traveled with a colleague to Bologna. We walked all around Bologna. We stopped in this church and enjoyed the visit. Just beautiful - a must see if you...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Very large church with plenty of interesting side altars, a cavernous nave, and finely/decorated high altar. It’s one of those churches that is large enough inside to have some good acoustic capabilities, so on a quiet morning, you’ll hear the echoes of every footstep loud...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Arrived when someone was playing the organ which was wonderful and gave a very good atmosphere to look around. The lamps are amazing these line the nave area. a peaceful spot in the middle of the city.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Cathedral is well worth a visit especially since there is so much to do and see in the immediate vicinity.

Thank TAR100
Reviewed 25 June 2018

From the outside on Via dell'Independenza, you could almost miss this building as it is so plain but step inside and it has the typical grandeur of an Italian cathedral - huge, baroque styling with lots of works of art to enjoy. Free to enter,...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This cathedral is dedicated to St. Peter and is the seat and the metropolitan cathedral of the Archbishop of Bologna. Most of the present building dates from the 17th century, with a few parts from the late 16th century The interior is Baroque. It gives...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Beautiful baroque cathedral. On the outside, it is just lined up as part of this major street, but inside it is something really special.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This huge cathedral is on Via dell'Independenza, without an impressive square in front. It is not mentioned in my guidebook (except noted on the map) nor recommended like Basilica di San Pietro. It's the seat of Bologna's Archbishop. It's more like a place locals go...More

Thank A Y
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Against the background of other churches in the city, the cathedral is nothing special. It is near the central square and is not particularly large. It is not worth a special visit.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the biggest churches in Bologna. Actually the first I visited in Bologna because it’s near the Central Station. The building is massive. In a church I prefer to light a candle my own candle with a wish but the special church...More

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