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“Well worth while”

Duomo Vecchio di Brescia
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Brescia
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Well worth while”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

A fascinating church built in the round (probably the site dated to early Christian times). The 1 euro audio guide is available in 3 languages and worth the money as it was informative. Some amazing art and architectural pieces are here- including a large crypt, beautifully decorated dome, several very fine frescoes and painting as well as some well preserved mosaics. Free to enter! At the rear (not easy to find) is an interesting inset of two figures.

Visited April 2014
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Conneaut, Ohio
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“Visted this site 3 times in 9 years, Loved it.”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Put this on your list of must visits when in Brescia. The unusual design, the impressive painting details, all from the 14th century. That is what makes this place unique, it is so old but yet the engineering and art work is "wow". If I am in Brescia again, I would visit it a 4th time.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
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“intriguing architecture”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very interesting early medieval church, remarkable not only for its unusual design but also for its spare interior. Brescia is certainly worth a day, and especially the City Museum. Not as flashy as some of the Italian cities, but remarkably deep and broad in its art and history.

Visited February 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting interrior”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I've been there very shortly since the mass was going on. I was not impressed by Duomo Vecchio (Duomo Nuovo is fantastic). The only interesting thing for me was that when you enter, you are on kind of balcony, and the man hall is downstairs, in kind of niche. I never seen this before

Visited February 2014
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Brescia, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A place of real Romanic History”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is one of the few example of Romanic Circle based Christian Church existing in the world.
It is amazing and very spiritual to be visited. Still place of pray and meditation.
Needs to be seen.

Visited October 2013
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