Modena is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Modena one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Modena is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Modena or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Modena. Explore the historical monuments of Modena with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Modena guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Modena page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Modena landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Modena.
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Piazza Grande, 41121 Modena MO, Italy
The Piazza Grande is the main town square of Modena and is one of the best piazzas in Italy. Lined with a few cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, the Modena Cathedral and the Torre Civica (Ghirlandina)are located at this square. The piazza has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 because of its proximity to these two extremely important architectural structures.
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Piazza della Torre, 41121 Modena MO, Italy
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
The Ghirlandina tower aka Torre Civica, is the Modena Cathedral’s bell tower. At 86 metres, the tower is a symbol and landmark of the city of Modena. The two marble railings at the top of the tower are the source of its name- Ghirlandina. The tower is visible from any part of the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the tower...
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CorsoDuomo, 41121 Modena MO, Italy
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
The Duomo di Modena aka the Modena Cathedral is a sacred place of worship and is listed with the UNESCO World Heritage Site as an exceptional example of the cultural tradition. The construction of the Cathedral began on May 23 in 1099 under the guidance of famous architect Lanfranco. The architecture is a beautiful blend of Italian Gothic style and...
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Piazza Roma, 15, 41121 Modena MO, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This marvellous, grand and architecturally stunning palace was built in the year 1634 based on a design by famous Roman architect BartolomeoAvanzini. Presently, the building is home to the Military Academy. While on a guided tour of the palace, do check out the main courtyard. It is considered a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.
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Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
An integral part of Piazza Grande, PredaRingadora is a porch or a bench made of Pink Verona marble. A historic symbol of Modena, the PredaRingadora is many centuries old. During the Middle Ages, it was used as a stage for auctioneers and as a platform for important speeches during rallies. It was also used as a stone of shame! Debtors and swindlers...