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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Address: Piazza San Zeno, Verona, Italy
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Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze...

Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze doors and remarkable Cloister.

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This lovely old church is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, but worth visiting. The interior has a superb ceiling and some excellent altars, marble staircases and friezes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far as churches in Verona go, I found this Basilica to be a tad boring. The interior was barely decorated. The crypt downstairs was very interesting and featured the supposed remains of San Zeno himself. It is a bit out of the way to get there, and nothing else is really close by, so if you are pressed for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a lot of walking around Verona and San Zeno was our last stop for the day. We used the free audio guide to sit, listen and look around the church. The bronze door is incredible. Facing the altar, on the walls on the right-side aisle you will find frescoes painted on top of each other and graffiti dating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely old church is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, but worth visiting. The interior has a superb ceiling and some excellent altars, marble staircases and friezes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised that other reviews have said this is out of the centre because Verona is so compact that everywhere is easily walkable if you are moderately fit. I thought it was worth a visit but not spectacular compared to other churches around the world. I enjoyed the nativity scene exhibition.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is called the Cathedrtal out from the walls....because at the old times the Cathedral was made just outiside the ancient wals of the City. Nowadyas it is part of the City, and it is a very important and amazing Monument.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a stunningly beautiful building. Also, its located a little way out of the main center, so the walk allows you to see some more residential areas of Verona as well as some lively Piazza's nearby the Church - some great places to nip in for an aperitivo I would think! The Church itself is very beautiful, with access... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This church is definitely worth a visit. The cloister is beautiful, the altarpiece is pretty extraordinary, and the raised chancellery is very unusual (although a lot later).

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Because there was a funeral ongoing, I could not go inside the church but its outside is amazing, all in white stone and the inner court is also quite amazing and peaceful to walk by. Liked it a lot, although is a bit far away from the center of Verona (20 minutes walking, I would say).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It is so beautiful. We were lucky the were singing and playing the organ so we sat and enjoy it. They also had a mass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This basilica is around the corner from our hotel, so it was a must. €2.50 entry per person was quite reasonable, which included a map and audio set. Well preserved frescos, sculptures and other works. Beautiful original church doors were my favourite pieces. Lovely courtyard gave a sense of serenity. If you're staying in San Zeno, it's worth a visit.

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