Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna

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The Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore is an historic Roman Catholic church in Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy, serving a monastery of Augustinian friars. It was built starting in 1267 and houses, among the rest, the Bentivoglio Chapel, featuring numerous Renaissance artworks.HistoryA community of hermits founded by the Blessed John the Good of Modena had established itself near the walls of Bologna, along the Savena river, as early as 1247. They founded a monastery with its church, dedicated to St. James the Greater (San Giacomo Maggiore). The hermits were merged in 1256 by the pope with other eremetical communities of the region to form the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, with one of their number being elected the first Prior General of the new Order. As they then needed a larger religious complex within the walls, in 1267 construction was undertaken of the new church in the present location. The edifice was finished in 1315, but its consecration took place in 1344, with the completion of the apse section. The church, built in sober Romanesque style (with some Gothic elements such as the ogival windows), had a single nave with visible trusses and ended with a polygonal apse-chapel and two square chapel.
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  • Church located in the University District, which dates from 1267 and was build by the Congregation of the Augustinian. Its style mix of late Romanesque and Gothic details. Once we access inside, notably the Bentivoglio Chapel. You are not allowed to take photos.
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  • Interesting architectural example of Romanesque-Gothic inspiration. Austere exterior, with interesting apse and side porch (by which time you open another gem: the Oratory of s. Cecilia). Inside the Renaissance that more sober, valid for the works on display in the side chapels (San Rocco di l. Carracci, excepted). The most interesting and valuable is the Renaissance Chapel Bentivoglio, visited on Saturday morning thanks to the valuable work of volunteers. In it, apart from the side is the fresco cycle "Madonna enthroned and saints" of France. The whole thing is certainly worth a visit. Visited the 27.01.18.
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  • In this 13 century Church decorated with fine Renaissance Gallery, a magnificent Chapel of the Bentivoglio, partly decorated by Lorenzo Costa from Ferrara and adorned with the Virgin and saints enthroned, written by Francesco Francia. about the year 1494. Bentivoglio family lawyer buried in a beautiful tomb of Jacopo della Quercia in dispensaries (about 1433).
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  • Looks interesting, but not allowed to take photos. Gave it a miss. 😔
  • Not to be missed. Beautiful, in fact, inspiring, interior.
  • Very very beautiful. I love Bologna.
  • Free entry, we happened upon this place and it was beautiful and very atmospheric. Worth a slight detour if walking by
  • A place of religious worship
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