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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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This church features the shrine that contains the mummified head of the renowned Saint Catherine.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Historically important site in Siena which houses the relics of St. Catherine, and pays tribute to her life. Her head and finger are the main attractions of this 13th-14th century edifice which a bit off the beaten track. Minimal art...

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a good visit to a large, not-too-scenic church honoring a very historic figure, St. Catherine, key in the history of the Catholic Church. Her mummified head and finger are displayed.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large edifice that totally monopolises one of the ridges in Siena is dedicated to St Catherine of Siena whose family lived nearby and is where she spent much of her time praying and meditating. The Basilica is very unattractive from the outside. Inside it...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a special place to visit. They have the saint's incorrupt head on display in a lateral chapel. The inside is perhaps surprisingly austere- having a guided explanation helps. There is a gift shop. And if your group wants to have Mass, there is a...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is quite boring inside and definitely nothing special. The main thing to see here are the mummified head and thumb of Catherine of Siena. You can be in and out in max 10 minutes.

Thank 337alliep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason to visit this basilica is to see the important frescoes of St Catherine an her relic. It rather plain inside. There is a good parking lot nearby. Entrance is free.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Many ways Less to see here than in most of Siena's Other churches.However the Mumified severed Head of St Catherine Looking at you from a Glass Case On The Alter,makes this a must if slightly bizzare no cost visit.

Thank john s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is perhaps not the prettiest church in Siena (there are many), either externally or even internally but it does have some magnificent stained glass windows, which probably help to still make it a 'must see' for all visitors to Siena.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This basilica contains the head and a thumb of one of Italy's patron saints--Saint Catherine. The structure is very open inside with beautiful paintings and sculptures in the area of the altar. This was a reasonably easy walk from our hotel near the Duomo.

Thank Harold K
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This church is more of interest for the relics of St Catherine than the architecture. It is a large open church with more recent but pretty stained glass. There several paintings of St Catherine. We had a guide so it was more interesting than it...More

Thank Karen R
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