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Cattedrale di San Pietro

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Address: Via Dell'Indipendenza 7, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 222112

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Huge church

Did not expect this church to be so huge. Its beautifully designed. There are a some glass floorings so you can see underground. Very peaceful place

Reviewed 2 days ago
taj s
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not expect this church to be so huge. Its beautifully designed. There are a some glass floorings so you can see underground. Very peaceful place

Thank taj s
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the opportunity of visiting this cathedral with my son and was TrueType amazed. The decor is beautiful and works of art on display magnificent! There are marble pillars and the walls and ceilings are spectacular. There is also a terracotta sculpture group looking down at Jesus's body and mourning his death. Highly recommended!

Thank vykye2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not religious at all, but think that the architecture in churches is awesome... and this does not disappoint at all...

Thank Chris G
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally was strolling this street to do a little window shopping but am so glad I took the time to visit this Cathedral. It's position on a busy modern street does not prepare you for the immensity you encounter once inside

Thank Tracy E
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not to be missed. I enjoyed the thinking at the back of the Bologna Meridian line. A strange scientific exercise in the middle of a Cathedral There is a most interesting chapel containing really impressive paintings of Dante's Inferno.

Thank Harriet169
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful inside, very ornate decoration with traditional renaissance painting on the high chapel ceiling. The trip down to the crypt is interesting and peaceful. Now begin your journey to the top of the tower. Don't give up, keep going, it's well worth the climb. On reaching the top and grabbing your breath there is a view to admire on... More 

Thank Damian T
Space Coast, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love coming to Bologna because it seems more of a true Italian city and less a tourist destination. The past two times I've been here, there have been ceremonies at the Cathedral and I have been able to join the congregation. I like it from a historical and a religious perspective.

Thank kmarks5586
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful, peaceful, serene, spiritual. Lovely to spend half an hour recharging the batteries in wonderful surroundings.

Thank Julie D
Manaus, AM
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

After seeing so many beautiful catholic churches, they start to become similar, but every once in a while, there is one that stands out and seems to have a different charm and beauty: this is certainly one of the special ones!

Thank Ramesh27
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Situated on the main street it is close to the city centre. To miss it would be a pity as it is very lovely.

Thank Malcolm W

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