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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 246 5525 ‎
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Ranked #8 of 141 attractions in Genoa
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As a person who has an interest in cathedrals and church buildings, I can categorically say that I have never been inside a church so beautiful, magnificent and spectacular. From the paintings on the walls to the marble columns and the exceptional ceiling covered in gold and frescoes, this is truly a sight to behold. The celing is so stunning... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of the more spectacular churches I have seen in Italy. We almost wandered past the very plain column facade but glad we took the time. It is a very quiet church with few visitors. The ceiling is beautiful, completely covered in gold and frescoes. Even the marble columns are breathtaking. Lots to see and admire. I believe you can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

In a city of beautiful churches, this one took my breath away. Stunning gold gilded ceiling and red & white marble everywhere.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a Church, not a Cathedral. Inside it feels like a place of worship, a very beautiful place of worship. It has vistors, but not too many, so you can sit and look, think, analyse, admire and just absorb the feeling of the place. I spent about 2 hours there and I doubt that I saw a fraction of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

A simple outside facade didn't prepare us for the explosion of marble, gold and very good paintings. A nice experience but can be a bit overwhelming. Impressive cupola from within, worth seeing it in the full sunshine of a genovese summer's day

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I have visited Santissima Annunziata on several occasions, but Genova has no shortage of stunning churches to visit, making it difficult for the tourist to choose which ones to visit! My favorites are San Lorenzo, Chiesa del Gesu, San Siro, and the beautiful Romanesque Santa Maria di Castello, but try to work in a little time for Santissima Annunziata del... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

A stunning, stunning church. You could almost walk past it without even realising it's there as it is kind of shoe'd in amongst other large buildings on a traffic roundabout. As with most Italian places of worship, it is vast, spectacular, and you end up just gazing at the ceiling frescoes in awe. Well worth a visit and paying €1... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Outstanding frescoes and high quality early to mid 17th century paintings. The internal chapels have a number of vibrant frescoes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Just entered into this Church because it started to rain but I was amazed by its gandiosity inside and the wealth of information provided about it. I learned a lot about Genoa's history and artistic development and had a peaceful and delightful time admiring the frescoes on the ceiling and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere inside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Basilica della Santissima Annunziata has a very plain and almost austere exterior. The large corinthian pillars, and plain doors hide the surprises insidel. In 1506 it was a ruin and was about to be demolished, but the Franciscians rebuilt the church and dedicated it to St Francis. They were replaced by the Abiders who dedicated it to Santissima Annunziata. The... More

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