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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meridian line” (49 reviews)
“take photos” (50 reviews)
“sun dial” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
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+39 051 231415
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"meridian line"
in 49 reviews
"take photos"
in 50 reviews
"sun dial"
in 16 reviews
"heaven and hell"
in 14 reviews
"dante's inferno"
in 8 reviews
"biggest church"
in 8 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 7 reviews
"largest sundial"
in 7 reviews
"san petronio"
in 31 reviews
"big church"
in 12 reviews
"sheer size"
in 10 reviews
"side chapels"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful interior"
in 9 reviews
"patron saint"
in 14 reviews
"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"white marble"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The interior of this church is absolutely stunning, the sheer scale is astounding. The beauty of the side chapels is just fantastic. Highly recommended.

Thank JTWZEN
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Compared to many of the other churches in this area of Italy, the inside of this building is quite plain but it is still very beautiful and well worth a visit to see the meridian line and the beautiful sculptures. If you want to take...More

Thank Genevieve G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite part is all of the chapels lining the sides. They are all different, and it's fun to visualize how they were used many years ago. On my most recent visit, though, I was amused by the fundraiser sign soliciting people to essentially buy...More

Thank JJTOH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Bologna for a couple of hours and had the chance to visit the basilica. It is an Amazing place and the entrance is free.

Thank Mari900900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Basilica San Petronio in the main square . This is a must see in Barcelona . Free entrance .

Thank Chuck D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is really spacious. Inside one can admire some beautiful frescoes, sculptures, stained glass windows and other kinds of art. What is interesting, in the past the place served not only holy, but also state purposes - e.g. it was used as a court...More

Thank Ravalus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this is far from the most impressive church in Italy, it's still quite an important one. It's well decorated and the story behind the church is quite interesting. Given you'll probably be passing by it if you're staying in the city, take ten minutes...More

Thank Travinport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting church, especially outside. Inside is nice too, but I've seen many churches and that one is not rememberable for me. Museum was close when I was visited so I don't know anything about it. Go there, because it's just nice walk. :)

Thank Rudawianki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gets very busy and is very popular (as the most central attraction) but we still felt that going inside was worth it and something special.

Thank Oliver_G_London
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story behind the basilica not being finished is interesting so from the outside is not very spectacular and feels somewhat unfinished inside with frescos only in one chapels. It is worth a visit even if only to see St Petroni's Meridian showing the month...More

Thank jackie_rogers59
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Dick T
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Response from Dick T | Reviewed this property |
Apologies Michael A, I was responding to the denials given by the authorities. Can’t remove it, please ignore.
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