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All reviews dominican order young michelangelo choir stalls beautiful church filippino lippi st catherine pleasant area dominican church including michelangelo side chapels main altar opening times works of art interesting history well worth the visit city centre sculptures
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

On a recent trip to Bologna, Italy my husband and I went to the Basilica of San Domenico. It is a lovely church and has three statues by Michelangelo who lived in Bologna for a time. The priest who was there was very friendly and showed us some of the art works. Just do not go at lunch time because they close for lunch.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Having spend a couple of weeks in Italy, one can get a bit spoilt... oh well another amazing church with amazing painting etc.
So it is nice to see one that has some differences- most of the church is quite plain, white and ordered (and has some Dominican monks around to add to the effect), but then you have the chapel of St Dominic- queue Michelangelo statues, gold, paintings etc. But also nice touches like in one side chapel they have photos and stories of some Dominicans who have set up charities, churches etc in various parts of the world. And much more. It is huge. Maybe not quite so amazingly decorated as some others, but I think an essential stop if doing several churches, to see something different, as well as one still having a real impact around the world.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JoeFLondon
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

You need to watch the opening times as when we first went to visit, about 13.00 hrs the last person was just coming out the doors were locked for lunch. went back next day in morning and was allowed in. well worth the visit, entry free. If you want to visit behind the alter they ask for a donation of 1 euro. well worth it as the wood panelling has intricate etchings, drawings etc. that have to be seen up close. the rest of the building is also quite fantastic and is well worth the visit. Cab take as manny photos as you like.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Murray L
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We thought our tour leader was taking us to just another Italian church. This stands with the best of them! The chapel inside made you want to sit and just look and appreciate the amazing artwork.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The two chapels are the only things worth seeing in this church but boy are they something! And not only because of the - indeed stunning - tomb.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jurgen B
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