Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

#3 of 81 in Historic Sites in Verona
World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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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  • Like 20 minutes from the center of the city. In a really quiet place of Verona. The church is really big and I really liked the architecture.  more »
  • One of the most important churches of Verona.You have to visit it even it is not situated in the old town/Beautifull building with two flors both verry interesting,and a beautifull garden.Verry...  more »
  • A fantastic church. Architectural masterpiece full of interesting artefacts and lovely things. Well worth the effort to walk out of the main tourist centre, it exudes peace and tranquility. We loved the bronze doors, the crypt and the restful ambience in the cloisters
  • One of the biggest Faith connected place ive ever been. Must See in Verona for sure. Entry is just as Little as 3€ and 6€ if You will want to See all 4 churches in Verona (recommended!). This place is So huge that any words will be to small to describe it. Roman style cathedral in its finest!

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