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Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 328504
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Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 328504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Mantova, you should visit at least a few sights, amongst those, this basilica is probably one of the best rewarding visits, especially in the summer, since it is quite cold inside, so you can sit, rest and enjoy the nice fresques.

Thank FrankyRicc
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This basilica is one of the main works of 15th- century Renaissance architecture,there is a crypt where stored Sacred Vessels with relic of Holy Blood.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's the a very beautiful basilica . Fantastic frescoes on the walls looking sometimes like 3D sculptures, All the interior of the basilica is overwhelming. It's absolutely to be visited if you're in the area or it's even worth a trip for it.

Thank Antonino P
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This Basilica is actually more impressive than the nearby cathedral. The interior is ornately painted with a lot of tromp l'oeil style details. It is a must see in Mantua.

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Large basilica with attractive dome and facade. Ornate painted interior with impressive examples of trompe l'oeil technique.

Thank Timbo_Ranco
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning interiors. Go under the dome and look up - the impression is to gaze upon the paradise itself. Also amazing frescos on the walls with perfect prospective shadows that seem to be bas-relief

Thank Stefano P
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Mantova is my town and this basilica, where is conserved the relic of the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross picked up by the centurion S.Longino, is one of the most interesting exemple of Renaissance church in Italy. There are a lot of frescos...More

Thank giamaz734
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

One of the prettiest buildings in Mantua. Feels surprisingly modern inside - if you like your churches old and musty go to Spain instead.

Thank poorpriorities
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A lovely church from the 15th century in Renaissance style. The bell tower is from the Benedictine monastery previously on the site. We visited while they were cleaning the floor so could only view the interior from the rear!

Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This church has unbelievable interiour. Built as example for renaisance, it has absolutely incredible frescos that you mean they are reliefs (3D), but that's just an ilusion. From the main entrance it takes your breath away and when you look at the walls, you would...More

Thank marijansesvete
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What hours is it open for viewing (by day if it changes)?
8 January 2016|
Response from RobertoMcD |
From the basilica's website: 8:00-12:00, 15:00-19:00.