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San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna

San Giacomo Maggiore - Bologna, Italy
San Giacomo Maggiore
Piazza Rossini, Bologna, Italy 40126Map
+39 051 22 5970
Neighborhood: San Vitale
Overview

This church was built by the Augustine Fathers in 1267. In the 15th Century the Bentivoglio chapel was added, and was probably designed by Pago di Lapo Portigiani. The church's fa├žade is monocuspidate, and has a Romanesque portal decorated with carved lions which is crowned by a niche containing a statue of Saint Giacomo. To the sides of the entrance you can see four mortuary niches. There is a beautiful Renaissance style portico which runs along the lefthand side of the church. The portico was built in 1477 on the request of Giovanni Bentivoglio. Even Goethe became speechless when he saw this magnificent place of worship .

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San Giacomo Maggiore General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
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