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In plain sight

Behind a simple door there are spectacular sights that must ha e taken decades to construct. All to... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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Well worth a look.

Lovely church, well worth a good look around. We spent about 30 mins there. Nice paintings and dome.

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Paul H
London, United Kingdom
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16 May 2018
“In plain sight”
19 May 2018
“Nice dome”
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Strada Maggiore, 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

In the afternoon we spent some time in this church. Luckily the sun was out and shone inside the building. Very beautiful. Also great paintings too.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Behind a simple door there are spectacular sights that must ha e taken decades to construct. All to see for free.

Thank B B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely church, well worth a good look around. We spent about 30 mins there. Nice paintings and dome.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Almost passed this by & didn't go in. But I'm glad we did. The older structure is believed to be built on top of church ruins from 5th century or earlier. The bell tower was added in the 1600's. The inside is reflective of the...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must see In my opinion strictly from an artistic/architectural point of view, the intricately painted frescos will certainly leave you impressed. The cathedral is not listed in your top tourist attractions for Bologna but I have no clue how this quite easily...More

Thank Divya G
Reviewed 18 February 2016

From the first seconds, when I crossed doors of this church, I fall in love with all this paintings made on the walls and vault. A gentle light which fall in through the small windows in the dome made this place so mistourious. This is...More

1  Thank Tomasz P
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Next to the two pending towers at the beginning of the Strada Maggiore the Church of St. Bartolomew is waiting for you. A visit to this richly ornamented church and it nice paintings is worthwhile.

Thank strandman46
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nestled right along the arcades alongside Asinelli and Garisenda, this church is very beautiful on the outside doing the perfect backdrop with the two towers. The interior is just as beautiful and rich in works of art. You will certainly enjoy a visit here.

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 15 November 2014

I was shocked that this church wasn't featured in any of the guide books or TI materials I saw about Bologna. We happened upon it while walking around one morning, and were blown away by the beatiful frescoes. Conveniently located by the due torre -...More

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