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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

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#4 of 80 in Historic Sites in Verona
Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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Dedicated to the town's patron saint, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore mesmerizes visitors with its flower-filled cloister and ornate interior lined with painstakingly restored frescoes. Built in 1123-35, this masterpiece of Romanesque architecture serves as the final resting place of St Zeno, whose masked corpse occupies the transparent sarcophagus beneath the main altar. According to tradition, the brooding crypt was the site of the marriage of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Pay attention to meticulously crafted bronze doors under the rose window and Mantegna's altarpiece depicting Madonna on the throne. Before you head to Verona, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Verona trip planner, to make sure you see all that Verona has to offer, including Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.
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  • This Basilica is a masterpiece. I remember visiting it as a child, and coming back after 20 years made me rediscover a true architectural jewel. The church is an environment that is transformative in....  more
    This Basilica is a masterpiece. I remember visiting it as a child, and coming back after 20 years made me rediscover a true architectural jewel. The church is an environment that is transformative in....  more »
  • This is a beautiful church, yet one of the most unusual ones we’ve visited so far. There are 3 levels to this church all visible to the visitor right when one enters. There is the altar, the crypt... 
    This is a beautiful church, yet one of the most unusual ones we’ve visited so far. There are 3 levels to this church all visible to the visitor right when one enters. There is the altar, the crypt...  more »
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  • Great church. It is not the best in the city though as the other major cathedrals are likely better. Still great church which through its architecture and it’s double floor showcases the evolution of Christianity in Verona. The wooden ceiling is particularly wonderful, would recommend going with daylight.
  • I would say the other three in town are nicer. 8e entry fee, or 16e for all three churches in town.

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