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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 #13 of 144 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A huge church with lots of gold baroque bling inside even thought the exterior is very plain. There are several side chapels with art work which is explained in a leaflet (available in several languages on sale for 1 euro). The church is very easy to visit as it lies in between the palazzi on the via Balbi and the... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a breathtaking Baroque church dating back to the 1500's. The artwork inside is so extremely numerous that it's hard to see it all, indeed it's hard to grasp such 360 degrees of beauty. I recognized some of these works from art history text books back in college. Definitely an important time capsule in the world of art. See... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While this large Church looks plain from outside,it appears to have been recently restored and the frescoes as well as the stone works inside are quite impressive. Light comes in from all sides and the interior is very pleasing

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Do not miss this church. From outside it looks like a big, plain church. Just wait to go inside. As beautiful as you can get. There is no fee for entrance and photos are allowed. It is optional if you want to give a contribution.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This basilica looks like your average Italian church on the outside but once inside it is amazing. A true baroque masterpiece from top to bottom. Not to be missed in Genoa

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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