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Paul Legate wrote a review Nov 2020
St Ives, United Kingdom17327 contributions34060 helpful votes
The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is a magnificent structure in the centre of Novara with an impressive cupola. The basilica was built between 1577 and 1690 by Pellegrino Tibaldi and is dedicated to Gaudentius of Novara who was the first Christian bishop of the city. The cupola was completed in 1887 and was designed by Alessandro Antonelli who designed the Mole Antonelliana in Turin. It was equally as impressive inside and I stayed for a while because it was so captivating. When I visited in August 2020 there were strict Covid-19 measures in place with the pews being totally sealed off. …
Date of experience: August 2020
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Marina R wrote a review Sep 2019
Rome, Italy284 contributions92 helpful votes
Worthwhile visiting, surprised to learn so much about Novara. Incredible the flowery wrought iron chandelier, the Mole of Novara seen from inside, a bit of history on the city
Date of experience: September 2019
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CristinaOtsuka wrote a review Jun 2019
Campinas, SP136 contributions66 helpful votes
If you go to Novara you can see the dome of the Basilica di San Gaudenzio from almost everywhere. Inside it I could appreciate some musicians training and the sound was great! If you like architecture you will appreciate this Basilica.
Date of experience: May 2019
Amit M wrote a review May 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom533 contributions49 helpful votes
When you've finished admiring the exterior, with its towering dome, best photographed from a distance, take a look inside. In my opinion the baroque nave is a masterpiece.
Date of experience: May 2018
Klaus99 wrote a review Oct 2017
Munich, Germany128 contributions60 helpful votes
This basilica will come as nice surprise. it is stunning and a not to be missed. It is amazing how big it is and yet how hidden in the city ...
Date of experience: September 2017