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Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

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Address: Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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Large basilica with attractive dome and facade. Ornate painted interior with impressive examples of trompe l'oeil technique.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ranco (VA)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large basilica with attractive dome and facade. Ornate painted interior with impressive examples of trompe l'oeil technique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning interiors. Go under the dome and look up - the impression is to gaze upon the paradise itself. Also amazing frescos on the walls with perfect prospective shadows that seem to be bas-relief

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Mantua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Mantova is my town and this basilica, where is conserved the relic of the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross picked up by the centurion S.Longino, is one of the most interesting exemple of Renaissance church in Italy. There are a lot of frescos equipped with complete taglines and a wonderful dome made by the great architect Filippo Juvarra... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

One of the prettiest buildings in Mantua. Feels surprisingly modern inside - if you like your churches old and musty go to Spain instead.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A lovely church from the 15th century in Renaissance style. The bell tower is from the Benedictine monastery previously on the site. We visited while they were cleaning the floor so could only view the interior from the rear!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This church has unbelievable interiour. Built as example for renaisance, it has absolutely incredible frescos that you mean they are reliefs (3D), but that's just an ilusion. From the main entrance it takes your breath away and when you look at the walls, you would sure say it's relief.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It was a great surprise - a stunning interior at no charge. Not a customary event in Italy, yet unforgettable! A must - see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

When we passed by this place it was closed over the extended lunchtine so went back at 3pm when it reopened. It was interesting enough but i would say no more than that. Fortunately entrance was free, we spent about 15 minutes on a brief tour. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the town

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This church was one of the first great classical buildings since antiquity and together with the Palazzo Te is unmissable. On a very constricted site Giulio Romano managed to construct a magnificent triumphal arch of a facade in a smallish square. Nothing will prepare the first time visitor for the magnificence of the interior. Obviously not as big as St... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

On the basis we knew that in the height of the summer holidays we were not going to queue all day to see inside St Marks Basilica in Venice, we travelled to Mantua (or Mantova if you prefer) to have a look around and what a surprise! The whole ancient town is worth a wander but this large basilica is... More 

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