Saturday, 9 August 2014

The seven churches of Basilica St. Stefano, Bologna

The basilica looks small and strong, this is what you get with tick medieval walls. Inside the first church, you see an elevated altar area through a arched entrance. A very special structure with a logical story behind it.

The St. Stefano church is not a single religious building, there are seven churches which were connected with each other. We particularly liked the inner courtyard, the oldest churches and wall paintings.

De basiliek ziet er klein en sterk uit, dit krijg je natuurlijk met dikke middeleeuwse muren. Binnen in de eerste kerk zie je een verhoogd altaar gedeelte achter een gewelfde doorgang. Een heel speciale constructie met een logisch verhaal. 

De St. Stefano kerk is geen alleenstaand religieus gebouw maar een aaneengekoppelde verzameling van zeven kerken. In het bijzonder waren we onder de indruk van het binnenplein, de oudste robuuste kerken en de muurschilderijen. 
 
Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

Basilica St. Stefano Bologna

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15 comments:

  1. cool balcony up there on the outside...and i like that tower as well...but it is the inside..the ancient and the arts that really bring a place alive to me...

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  2. This is a very unusual and different church!

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  3. Sensation design and beautiful artwork.

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  4. Wonderful series of photos!!!

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  5. Each with its own distinct style..

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  6. I love their artwork, simply amazing!

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  7. I love their artwork, simply amazing!

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  8. zo mooi, en dan dat binnenplein, prachtig

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  9. Seems very different from other churches, but it's simplistic and lovely..

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  10. Wonderful serie of the churchs.

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  11. Heel mooi kerkje en schitterende foto's ervan!

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  12. To me, the 4th picture illustrates the beauty of this architecture within !

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