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Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

Piazza Rossini, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 225970
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13 Nov 2017
“Stunning Basilica”
19 Oct 2017
“Gorgeous chapel”
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Piazza Rossini, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 225970
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited many chapels, churches and basilica's in my life but NONE as magnificent as San Giacomo Maggiore. We were blessed to visit while the Augustinian Friars were singing. I felt a serenity and was fulfilled in this visit. Inspiring.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We thought the church was not too pretty but the chapel is gorgeous thus the only reason to come in. But please do.

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Two Ferrarese painters featured here.[Read Ali Smith's" How to Be Both" , as an introduction!]. However, they are hard to see, as the chapel is locked; but it can be lit. For serious students. Also a tomb by Della Quercia

Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visiting this group of churches is a step back in time. As uyou walk through the halls and couryards you get a feeling of what it might have been like for those living at that time. The church is free and open to all -...More

Thank dwt2000
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The church's exterior is almost over shadowed by the towering Le due Torri of Garisenda e delgi Asinelli. Entrance is free. The church's frescoed dome was very impressive as well as the frescoes in the Bentivoglio Chapel. Not allowed to take photos but I was...More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The church itself is magnificent, but what is important - the chapel of Bentivoglio, which is really a gem here. But check the opening time, it's not available every day.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very interesting part of the 'seven churches' -- still in use as a monastery -- fantastic piece of history, do not miss.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We entered a door from a portico in the busy university district & was pleasantly surprised that we had entered this old beautiful special church. It was a time for reflection. A lovely Italian lady church volunteer turned on a Chapelle light for me to...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Outstanding is the small chapel in one corner with wonderful frescoes. Do turn the lights on for 50cents!

Thank max_patrick
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

One of the great churches of Bologna. A lot of art work everywhere in the church. The Bentivoglio chapel is something to visit for itself. You would need most probably hours to get a closer insight.

Thank 545medva
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