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Address: Largo Arcivescovado | At the Corner of Corso Italia and Via. P.R. Giuliani, Sorrento, Italy

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From the outside you could just walk past without even noticing this church. We went in to cool off and were amazed what a beautiful interior. It actually made us gasp. There was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

From the outside you could just walk past without even noticing this church. We went in to cool off and were amazed what a beautiful interior. It actually made us gasp. There was a slight downside as part of the left side was under wraps for refurbishment. But the parts that were already completed were fabulous. Especially the wooden inlayed... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Along the noisy, busy street, quiet respite, beautiful art. We stumbled into this gorgeous church by accident while wandering around on the tourist shop shuffle. A few minutes of peace and quiet contemplation gave us respite to continue our stroll in and around this touristy little town, proud of its art and heritage.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a beautiful church. The inlay wood is everywhere and the marble us beautiful. We were lucky enough to have a small concert with a violin and the organ. The sound was outstanding.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Largo Arcivescovado | At the Corner of Corso Italia and Via. P.R. Giuliani, Sorrento, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Sorrento

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