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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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This church features the shrine that contains the mummified head of the renowned Saint Catherine.
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main reason to visit this basilica is to see the important frescoes of St Catherine an her relic. It rather plain inside. There is a good parking lot nearby. Entrance is free.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Many ways Less to see here than in most of Siena's Other churches.However the Mumified severed Head of St Catherine Looking at you from a Glass Case On The Alter,makes this a must if slightly bizzare no cost visit.

Thank john s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perhaps not the prettiest church in Siena (there are many), either externally or even internally but it does have some magnificent stained glass windows, which probably help to still make it a 'must see' for all visitors to Siena.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This basilica contains the head and a thumb of one of Italy's patron saints--Saint Catherine. The structure is very open inside with beautiful paintings and sculptures in the area of the altar. This was a reasonably easy walk from our hotel near the Duomo.

Thank Harold K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is more of interest for the relics of St Catherine than the architecture. It is a large open church with more recent but pretty stained glass. There several paintings of St Catherine. We had a guide so it was more interesting than it...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside this looks like a big brown, blank building but go inside & it comes alive. The windows that look dark & plain from the outside ar full of colourr & very vivid on the inside. Beautiful place with many colourful frescos on...More

Thank lisacolsh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Church contains the Head of St. Catherine of Siena, the Patron Saint of Italy. Impressive Church with many medieval sections. The majesty and religiosity can be felt as soon as you enter.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This basilica is not as aesthetically pleasing as the cathedral or other churches of its size, but its significance is important to the faith. Here you will find the reliquary of St. Catherine, her head is the centerpiece of that chapel. Also here is her...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Not the most beautiful cathedral but a great hulk of a building on the edge of Siena. With the reliquary of St. Catherine (her head and a thumb) on display there is the gruesome aspect of religion, but overall the connection of Catherine with Siena...More

Thank msgtp
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Not a stunning piece of architecture, but take a guided tour to understand why only Catherine's head and finger are located here and the significance of the 17 flags. Worth the time to visit. No photography allowed.

Thank Michael M C
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