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Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 328504
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Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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"beautiful church"
in 8 reviews
"benedictine monastery"
in 3 reviews
"holy blood"
in 2 reviews
"renaissance architecture"
in 3 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"bell tower"
in 3 reviews
"trompe l'oeil"
in 3 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 2 reviews
"nave"
in 9 reviews
"interior"
in 16 reviews
"walls"
in 15 reviews
"ceiling"
in 14 reviews
"barrel"
in 4 reviews
"paintings"
in 12 reviews
"vault"
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"vial"
in 2 reviews
"filippo"
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Such a beautiful church! Very ornate interior and all of the paintings are stunning! It’s a pleasure to sit and look at all of the artwork and lovely structures. We enjoyed walking around the church, my only issue was I wanted more time!

Thank Lazlo44
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I have visited a number of churches during this trip to Italy, and this is the most beautiful I have seen so far. There is construction going on everywhere in Mantova, but step inside these walls and the noise from outside fades and you are...More

Thank BeverlyZ1008
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

An absolutely spectacular church with beautiful paintings. A huge space which felt calm and smelled of incense. Disappointed to find that the sample of Christ’s blood was not on display.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I've travelled all over Italy, and this is one of my top churches based on the extensive 3D artwork. You see some of this on the ceiling at the Vatican museum, and in some other churches, but this one has every column covered. It's wonderful.

Thank SalamatJalan
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Impressive renaissance/baroque cathedral perhaps more interesting architecturally than the nearby Duomo.

Thank Lmloeb
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

What is supposed to make this basilica unique is the fact that it holds 2 vases with (purportedly) the blood of Christ. But it's not a very impressive place altogether

Thank Aldo P
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Don't even start making yourself an opinion if you haven't crossed the doors and are inside. The outside can be very off-putting, as the church has been squeezed in between other constructions of doubt-able architecture tastes. Inside it's beautiful, peaceful and unlike most catholic churches...More

1  Thank Charles I
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The extraordinary interior decoration of this cathedral makes it a worthwhile visit even if you think you're over looking inside churches on the continent...the trompe ceiling alone is worth a geek!

Thank John N
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

On first blush, the exterior portends great things. But, it also looks to be squeezed into a tight space. Construction of the present church was begun in 1478, on the site of a previous Benedictine monastery. You can still see the bell tower of that...More

Thank DonPaulo
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This basilica is the finest work of Leon Battista Alberti and it certainly is a magnificent church. The baroque dome was added at a later date. The famous artist Andrea Mantegna is buried in the first small chapel on the left side of the nave....More

Thank ES1211
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