Basilica di San Domenico, Bologna

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Just a small church when Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of the Preachers, came to Bologna in 1218, Basilica di San Domenico grew quickly after the saint’s death in 1221. Outside, you will see the Romanesque facade that dates back to 1240. The interior was redone in a Baroque style in the early 1700s. Visit the shrine to Saint Dominic, which holds his sarcophagus to this day, and admire the many works of art within the church, including early sculptures by Michelangelo. When not busy, the lights inside the chapel are often switched off, so ask for them to be turned on before you enter. Make Basilica di San Domenico a part of your Bologna vacation plans using our Bologna day trip tool .
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  • It was an accidental discovery during an evening stroll; externally, internally opulent and rich in history, affecting the evolution of the walls that componhono this church. The focal point, where triumph art and devotion, the chapel with the Ark containing the mortal remains of Saint Dominic.
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  • Very decorated chapels. Do not miss as san Domenico. Michel Angel would have worked on it and he would be represented. Do not miss the coro chorus. We must leave 0.5 euro to access but it's nice to be behind the altar almost alone.
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  • Large church which stands out by its inner clarity and the presence of the Dominican monks. Besides the major interest is the side chapel that welcomes the relics of St. Dominic
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  • Fantastic -- also had the opportunity of visiting the 'treasure' of the cathedral. Splendid history and artwork.
  • The prettiest part is actually behind the church, the intimate courtyard by viccolo dell'orto
  • Very beautiful church.
  • Lovely church, steeped in history, well worth a visit and a look around. Really interesting.
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