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Basilica di San Domenico

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St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this stupendous Basilica, which was one of the first to be dedicated to St. Dominic. It was begun by the Dominicans in 1226 on the hill of Camporegio which they had received as a gift...more
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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This is an enormous building, but mostly empty! Om entering there is just a great space which does not seem to serve any purpose, the actual congregation area is well away at the end of the building. The stain glass windows are more abstract than...More

Thank keith47
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We really enjoyed the interactive kiosk for more in-depth info about the cathedral and its artifacts.

1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I can never get over the fascination folks have with old body parts. If you want to the finger and head of a St. Catherine. , this is your place

1  Thank okiesweeney
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Just gets boring after a while. Stained Glass is cool and so is the view just outside. The way leading to it has many nice shops.

1  Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We were totally wonderstruck to find the remains of St Catherine here including her relics. The high ceilings and simple interiors only help in the aura of piety here.

1  Thank deepaktirthani
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The stained glass windows of Basilica di San Domenico are wonderful The central window is modern and vibrant with colour with the sun shining through, flanked on each side by windows in muted blues. The rose window at the opposite end is also modern. Rather...More

1  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Saint Catherine of Siena, Mystic and Saint lived in the nearby building Casa di Saint Catherine. The San Domenico Basilica is where a few the Saint's relics are on view.

1  Thank sflindad
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Basilica di San Domenico is a beautiful church in the heart of Siena. The altar is amazing, the building is massive, and the artwork is beautiful. The stand-out part, however, is the side altar containing the head of St. Catherine of Siena in a...More

1  Thank PaulZ00
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The family house of Saint Catherine is nearby, and this is the church she went to where she had her original visions and inspiration. The highlight is probably the ornate Chapel of Saint Catherine with its beautiful artwork and relics. Can’t see them up close,...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Yes, odd title, but her history makes this church an interesting site. Her home is not far from here, and the story is compelling.

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