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Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, Mantua

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
One of the major works of 15th-century Renaissance architecture in northern Italy, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova is the central co-cathedral and minor basilica of Mantova. Commissioned in 1462 on the site of a Benedictine monastery (of which the bell tower remains), the building took 328 years to complete. The basilica is most famous for housing the Preziosissimo Sangue di Cristo, a relic that is believed to contain the blood of Christ. The building was originally erected in order to accommodate the many pilgrims who would flock over the centuries to see the sacred vessels. If you wish to enter the crypt to visit the reliquary, ask one of the church's volunteers. Using our international travel planner, Mantua attractions like Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Is a beautiful basilica! Also recently renovated, it is really very very beautiful! Internal optical effects of perspective look stunning! Highly recommended!! Must see!
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  • A beautiful church, wide, full of art treasures, paintings, marbles and whatnot. I was lucky enough to visit it not knowing what I would have lost. I highly recommend a visit.
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  • After the restoration the basilica has increased its radiance, what allowed me to discover details and aspects that remained hidden. Magnificent views of the wide single nave, beautiful view of the Interior of the dome
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  • bellissima
  • Beautiful place.
  • Stupendous Basilica, majestic and imposing. Hits very huge interior space, especially since inside of narrow streets
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  • Outstanding architectural work of Alberti. Also worth a visit. The interiors especially are amazing and spectacular. Recently renovated decorations will leave you speechless!
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, let us be clear, is the second largest single-nave Church in the world (the first is St Peter's in Rome), recently restored, which contains in its crypt the ampoules with the blood of Christ. A majestic opera! Only downside: Romanies grasse and crippled that ask you money just outside the door. Come on!
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