… and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone. Every structure knit together in him grows into a holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him …”
( Eph. 2, 20-22)
Authentic beauty, […] unlocks the yearning of the human heart, the profound desire to know, to love, to go towards the Other, to reach for the Beyond. If we acknowledge that beauty touches us intimately, that it wounds us, that it opens our eyes, then we rediscover the joy of seeing, of being able to grasp the profound meaning of our existence, the Mystery of which we are part; from this Mystery we can draw fullness, happiness, the passion to engage with it every day. (quoted from Pope Benedict XVI’s address to artists, November the 21st 2009)
The beauty you will “taste” in this glorious Basilica of the Dominican friars, thanks to the artistic talent God gave to our ancestors, may always drive Your hearts to give glory to God, the source of everything good.
Opening times of the basilica
The basilica is open every day from 07:20 to 19:00.
Exceptions: Christmas, New Year and Easter, the church is closed from 12:30 to 16:00.
You can visit the basilica:
Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 18.00
Sunday from 12.00 to 18.00