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Category: Cathedrals, Local time: 18:05:54, Address: Via dell'Archiginnasio, 4, 40124 Bologna, Italy, Tel.: +39 051 231415, Official WWW website:

The Basilica di San Petronio is the largest and the greatest church of the country. It can be found on the Piazza Maggiore, in the city of Bologna , Italy . The construction of the church began in 1390. The basilica was meant to be the greatest church in the world. However, as the construction works continued, a lack of funds occurred, consequently the original intention was abandoned. It is also visible in its appearance. The construction was finished in the 15th century. The Basilica di San Petronio is 132 m long and 60 m wide. Its dimensions classifies it as one of the largest churches in the world (concerning its size, it is the 5th largest church in the world) . The Basilica di San Petronio is opened to the visitors, but they cannot have any bags. There are valuable frescoes, paintings and sculptures inside. The Basilica di San Petronio leaves a monumental impression on its visitors.

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GPS: 44.4928, 11.3431
Altitude: 77 m
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