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Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore, Bologna

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  • Visited by accident yet impressive with its wonderful frescoes and the light effect. One of the churches that you should definitely visit.
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  • We stopped at the Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore, whose plain brick façade belies its Baroque interior. I was particularly struck by the delicate spun-glass chandeliers, clear glass with baby blue and...  more »
  • Barnabite church built between 1606 and 1611, with a monumental façade built between 1634 and 1636 by Hercules Figs, which immediately strikes inside the loud, lavish and rich paintings of late seventeenth century Antonio and Zia Rahman, which can look heavy and at times overwhelming. Undoubtedly, we cannot stop at once to understand that the masterpieces there are also here and names are Guercino, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Ludovico Carracci, the latter scoring the famous paradise. Exceptional is the altar where you placed the sculptural group of the beheading of St Paul, by the sublime bolognese sculptor Alessandro Algardi. So worth a visit, Baroque!
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  • Outstanding.
  • Beautiful church, to visit the chapel of our Lady of Lourdes.
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  • A small Cathedral
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