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Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo

Largo Arcivescovado | At the Corner of Corso Italia and Via. P.R. Giuliani, Sorrento, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 28 Attractions in Sorrento
Type: Religious Sites
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Cathedral was built around the 11th century and then rebuilt in the 15th century in Romanesque style. There is some wonderful marble, a beautiful painted ceiling and quite of a lot of marquetry (that is typical of this region). Don't miss the Presepe (on the left as you go in).

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The exterior of the building belies the very ornate interior. The artwork whether it is the Diorama of the Nativity or whether it be the marquetry depicting the stations of the cross, it is well worth a bit of time just to have a walk around. There are three stained glass windows and the various bits of marquetry (it's worth... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Plain, relatively modern exterior hides an ornate interior. The marble and marquetry are almost overwhelming. The lovely Nativity has a wealth of detail, the more you look the more you see. Well worth a visit. Outside there is a charming statue of the late Pope John Paul II.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Many beautiful things to see (for religious people and others) inside this church, which seems unremarkable from the outside. Unfortunately doesn't allow any photography, with flash or otherwise, which is a great shame

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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252 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The inside of the Cathedral far outshines the exterior, wonderful ceiling frescos and inlaid wood pictures, typical side chapel and side wall icons and a very nice altar area with an overhead statue of Christ on the cross, there is also a glass case with small figurines depicting the nativity in an unusual way at the left hand side when... More

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Lovely small cathedral. Has some wonderful Marquetry, which seems to be a local speciality. Also has an excellent diorama of the nativity (and village life).

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essex
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90 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Don't need to have any religious interest to take in wonderful interiors of this site. Wonderful painted ceiling and leaded lights , a great way to spend 20 minutes camera in hand and very central to all the walkable sites of interest

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Be sure to look at the Nativity scene on the LH side at the back of the church, amazing work of art.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

What a breath-taking interior this has, absolutely stunning. Nice to wander around and take in the atmosphere.

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Even if you are not a religious person, a visit to this cathedral/duomo will be worthwhile. Make sure you see the side chapel with the nativity scenes and so much more around it- very skillfully crafted

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