Basilica di San Domenico, Perugia

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San Domenico is a Roman Catholic basilica church, located on Piazza Giordano Bruno and via del Castellano in the city of Perugia, region of Umbria, central Italy.DescriptionA church, titled the Pieve di Santo Stefano del Castellare, was present at the site since about the 5th century. Construction of the precursor to the present church, also known as San Domenico Vecchio, began in 1304, and was constructed over the pre-existing church which had become inadequate after the growth of the Dominican Order. According to Giorgio Vasari, it was designed by Giovanni Pisano That church was consecrated in 1459, and had a layout that resembled the northern-European Hallenkirche plans.By 1614–1615, the San Domenico Vecchio church was dilapidated, showing structural problems, and threatening collapse. New plans for refurbishment were implemented. The church façade retains a late 16th-century portal and is now double Baroque staircase. The interior was renovated in 1629–1632 by Carlo Maderno, and shows similarities with Maderno's design of the nave of St Peter's in Rome, except San Domenico has small lateral windows.Of the prior San Domenico church, some fragments remain: the cloister (1455–1579), the chapel of St Catherine, and a large Gothic rose window (21 x 8.5 m) near the choir, executed by Bartolomeo di Pietro and Mariotto di Nardo in 1411. This window is also shown in a fresco now in the Palazzo dei Priori of Perugia. The bell tower was built in 1454–1500 by the Lombard architect Gasperino di Antonio. Originally it was taller than its current appearance, but it was later reduced for stability reasons.
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  • A temple with beautiful architecture and beautiful interior. It is a quiet and peaceful location and well-kept
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  • This church is located in a quaint location in the Centre of Perugia, next to the archaeological museum where there is a beautiful cloister. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Today it is curious on the outside but inside is worth little. All restored in neo-classical but in a ship fresh old are perceived. Just in case a quick look.
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  • At first it looks like huge cold and abandoned place. But check out the statues and frescoes - very nice
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  • Very large church. Beautiful chapels well decorated and adorned with paintings or frescoes. There is the possibility to read the descriptions of the works presented in the Church framing with your Smartphone qr codes placed alongside. Beautiful and imposing the Organization to the left of the altar.
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  • One of the most beautiful façades of Perugia. Beside the beautiful cloister of the former convent, today Archaeological Museum and State Archives
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  • Splendid basilica in the Centre of Perugia with a stunning glass roof. To enjoy the spectacle is to visit during daylight hours.
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