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Basilica di San Gaudenzio

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Address: Via Carlo Bescape' 11, 28100, Novara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 321 620632
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Marvelous building

Basilica dominates the whole city, everything revolves around it. Novara and basilica definitely deserve greater attention. Going to the dome is possible to 13h on weekdays and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
Hrvoje Z
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Basilica dominates the whole city, everything revolves around it. Novara and basilica definitely deserve greater attention. Going to the dome is possible to 13h on weekdays and Saturdays until 16:20h.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Basilica is big, clean, dark, cold, charming. The only thing I guess they lack is more information, an audio-tour or something.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The basilica bell tower dominate this small city sky line. The basilica interior is superb and well maintained.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Make sure not to miss this beautiful church. The dome is unique and highly photogenic. If you're touring Italy, surely you have had a surfeit of beautiful church interiors, but this remains quite lovely and worth a visit.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

I was here as part of a business journey and this church was near to where I stayed. I happened to visit this church more that 10 times in 2 months. each time I visit I found a new thing. I happened to get a chance to visit the terrace or upper part of the church and it was a... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

This building as the other historic buildings was well maintained and had wonderful directories in many languages to assit the traveler.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

This place could be seen when you arrive at malpensa airport, it's considered to be a landmark of the town, good to walk around, take some pictures and enjoy some gelato.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Our friend explained that the actual statue of the patron Saint Gaudenzio of Novara is only viewable in January during the celebration of his onomastico. Some impressive architecture. Enormous statue of the Saviour that is inexplicably large and imposing until you find it was atop the tower originally. The dimensions then make sense.

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Novara, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Dome of St. Gaudenzio is the most visible landmark of Novara. You can notice it by approaching the town from any direction by car as well as when landing at the nearby Malpensa Airport. The 121 metres of the Dome make it the tallest brick building in Europe. A lift in the bell tower located by the Dome will... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Basilica di San Gaudenzio is a place I've wanted to visited for years, and without dissapointment. This stunning cathedral is vissable from miles around and certainly worth a visit if your in Piedmont.

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