Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

The basilica of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of churches. Explore the labyrinth, see buildings from different periods, and observe their architectural differences. Inside the churches, admire the collection of artworks. Wander through the courtyard to find the ancient basin, "Catino di Pilato," a Lombard work from the eighth century. The 14th-century sculpted rooster, "Rooster of St. Peter," recalls the biblical story of St. Peter's denial. The gift shop products made in different monasteries across the country. To visit Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and other attractions in Bologna, use our Bologna trip app .
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  • A cluster of churches of the 11th century. Old was 7 churches but now spend only 4. Free entrance.
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  • The outside doesn't do the inside justice. I really enjoyed the romanesque and gothic style of the church and the museum inside housed a lot of interesting relics. I just wish they had more informatio...  more »
  • The complex overlooks one of the most beautiful squares of the city, formed by four churches, dating back to 392. Definitely go and see all of them including the frescoes in the cloisters.
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  • The exterior might fool you, but this is no ordinary place! Visit the inside and you will see so many different styles and architectures, all in the same place! This is one of my favorite places in Bologna!
  • Beautiful series of sacred spaces. One can almost feel the emotions of those who passed through here over the centuries. Art lovers will enjoy unique expressions of the passion, history and architecture lovers will be delighted by the various centuries visible in the construction of these churches. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds.
  • A sprawling series of churches built over time. Really beautiful.
  • Beautiful church with a lot to see. Location is on a beatiful square. If you visit Bologna don't miss this beautifull spot.
  • Beautiful place, come in the morning to avoir hords of tourists

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