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Centro San Domenico, Bologna

Categories: Churches, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Just a small church when Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of the Preachers, came to Bologna in 1218, Centro 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. To visit Centro San Domenico and other attractions in Bologna, use our Bologna travel itinerary planner.
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  • The impressive cathedral, the main thing is to know the time of his work-from morning till 11 and with further with only 15-30. Beautiful paintings and sarcophagus of St. Dominica and Chapel
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  • Great architecture and well maintained, no entrance fee but worth while giving a few euros to help maintain, definitely worth a visit 
  • A beautiful basilica, only photos or videos can be taken if paid 3 Euros. It has very good light, so you can take good pictures, there is the tomb of the Saint.
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  • Very beautiful place
  • Been there in October. Was great to be in the place that has several hundreds of years of history.
  • The remains of Saint Dominic in a context of art not to Miss
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