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Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

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Address: Piazza San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0382 303036
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Remains of S. Augustine and Boethius

I believe S. Bridget of Sweden brought S. Augustine's bones to this basilica where they now inhabit the great ark at the altar. You can access the ark using steps at the side of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Tempe, Arizona

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I believe S. Bridget of Sweden brought S. Augustine's bones to this basilica where they now inhabit the great ark at the altar. You can access the ark using steps at the side of the ark platform. The remains of Boethius are in a reliquary in the crypt downstairs - access on the sides of the altar. This basilica also... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

In the center of Pavia this church adjacent to a monastery holds the tomb of St. Augustine and of a Longobard saint. Unfortunately it's not well publicized and you have to do some research to find it. Closed between noon and 3 p.m.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It took us a little while to find San Pietro, because we walked right past it! From the Duomo, you carry on straight ahead past the Torre Civica in the direction of the castle (away from the river). You then cross a main road with a grassy, tree covered island in the middle. On the other side you head straight... More 

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Lodz Province, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

So impressive Church, and it is one of the most significant churches in Pavia. Looking for the history of this Church and how did they build it made it more and more important and worthy to visit. On the other hand the location where it is situated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is one of the most representative churches in Pavia. Old and stylish, here you will understand a little more about Lombardia's royalty history and also will be able to see Saint Agustin remains. It is located in a small square, romanic arquitecture, The inside is a master piece of art.

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Winterthur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Even if a little bit outside the pedestrian area, this romanesque church is definitely worth to be visited. Consecrated by Innocenzo II in 1132, was restored at the end of the XIX century.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

This church is tucked in a piazza behind a pizzeria nearby the Visconti castle. It contains the ark with the remains of Saint Augustine, which is an amazingly beautiful hand-carved piece of stonework. And if you happen to be catholic, the church itself is a very pretty place to go to mass.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

the church is medieval, and some parts are even older than that, as proven by the tomb of a Longobard king who died in the 700s. The main draw is the tomb of S. Agostino d'Ippona; a beautiful marble work that looks like it is made of lace. that is behind the altar, up high. A secondary attraction (in the... More 

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Newcastle Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This church is so old, that the floor is below street level. The carved tomb of St Augustine of Hippo is an artistic treasure. Well worth a couple of hours to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

The place is a must, the tomb of a Saint Agustin, a man from the 4th century that changed how the catholic church worked. It's a wonderfull place, take your time to see the painting of San Peter and the golden sky.

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