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Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

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28 Sep 2018
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6 Sep 2018
“Deeply moving visit”
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Piazza Rossini, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you enter, you are met with an imposing Sanctuary with high ceilings. There are many special art pieces and frescoes - a great joy to be able to pray in this house of God and to be surrounded by many beautiful objects of worship.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Haebee
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The church is a fine example of Italian architecture and religious art at their best. Pleasant to find quiet and attractive surroundings after the bustle of the graffiti-ridden streets outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I visited here very early in the morning. The basilica itself is stunning- both visually and spiritually. To watch as the morning sun hits various parts is truly special. But what made the visit all the more incredible was to be there when the Augustinian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giacomina17
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jurgen B
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dwt2000
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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