Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Pavia

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  • This church is very typical of the novel arr in the North of the Italy. The Romanesque capitals are reminiscent of Vézelay. But this Basilica is in brick. With a limestone front with magnificent sculptures begin to fade. Must see if you go to Pavia. It is close to the covered bridge.
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  • Beautiful church do not miss the crypt and christ in money which are essential. Great emotion in the crypt which mixes styles. Do not miss this monument, which is without doubt a must of the city of Pavia, and in all cases the oldest religious building.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church situated in the Centre of Pavia. Sandstone façade and interiors beautiful
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  • Wonderful lombardic-roman basilica, San Michele Maggiore stands here since 1100 and is today recognized as one of the most impressive churces of the Longobardic period.
  • Most beautiful church in the whole province.
  • The basilica of San Michele is considered the prototype of medieval Romanesque church, between the medieval churches which boasts Pavia, such as the Church of San Pietro in ciel d'Oro and San Teodoro. San Michele however differs from other churches to use becomes widespread, both for structure for decorations, the fragile ochre sandstone instead of cooked, and also for the particular architectural structure, which provides a a Latin cross, with a transept exceptionally developed, very protruding with respect to longitudinal body building, unlike, for example, in San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, where the transept does not protrude from the rectangular building Church. The transept, with its own frontage on the north side of its own mock apse on the opposite side and once a bottesostanzialmente different from other parts of the Church, aimed at crocieradelle constitutes almost an autonomous body, a second Church permeated to the main one: a new solution for those times. Already the size of the basilica (length: 55 m; width at the transept: 38 meters) highlight the importance of this part of the structure. At the crossing of nave and transept rises the daring octagonal cupola (very asymmetrical), on Lombard type plumes.
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  • Masterpiece of Lombard Romanesque style, the basilica of San Michele Maggiore is perhaps the most beautiful church in Pavia, dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. To visit
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  • mystical place. fantastic full of art. too bad the sandstone that crumbling facades.!!!
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