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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meridian line” (36 reviews)
“take photos” (39 reviews)
“sun dial” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
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+39 051 231415
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you stand in front you won't expect how big it is. The organ is beautiful. You have to pay 2 euros to make pictures, they sure lost a big part of there income because people don't go to church that often so it is...More

Thank Seline v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Soaring roof and beautiful frescoes -a lovely place to cool the mind and body and remember the high elegance these builders had when other parts of Europe (now rich) were sleeping on straw

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is unique in that it will forever remain in an unfinished state, however enough was finished so that the modern visitor can still develop an idea of what could have been if it were fully finished as the original designer intended. The dimensions...More

1  Thank Jason L
Reviewed 5 days ago

the Basilica is unfinished due to cost I believe. it has some fabulous paintings and sculptures. It has a meridian line in side which is highly decorated. a must see when in bologna.

Thank wellan1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church is quite unusual because the facade was never completed. The Pope stopped the work because he did not want the money spent on the building. It is what makes this basilica unique. The interior is quite beautiful and the church is very large...More

Thank chrismorrison718
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the main square you will find the Basilica di San Petronio !! The Church is beautiful and is the main Church in the area. The Church is Gothic and looks amazing in bright sunlight and is beautiful inside. A good area to relax...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica of San Petronio is unfinished. This is obvious when you look at the façade. I think the fact its unfinished and the story behind it adds to the basilica's beauty and appeal. It is also the home to the longest indoor meridian line...More

Thank ALCBS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is quite remarkable inside and out. The outside has an unfinished facade with makes it unique to the hundreds of churches you will visit in Italy. Internally beside both aisles there are sectioned-off bays owned by different groups for saints and patrons. Due...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church, friendly security. Large interior, with many statues and painting. Good place to sit awhile.

Thank Irishfrontiersman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balisica itself is really beautiful inside but what we enjoyed most was the breath-taking view form the terrace in the back of the building. You get there with a construction lift and from the rooftot you get a great panoramic view of Bologna :-)

Thank Małgosia U
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