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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 246 5525 ‎
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Ranked #13 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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Dingli, Malta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This church or basillica is much smaller then the Cathedral of Genoa but also much nicer, it is Baroque but not high Baroque which is a bit over the top for me, The ceilings are as in so many churches completely covered with paintings, but you do not have to look up, the placed a tilted mirror on the floor,... More 

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United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The gold in this basilica gleams. The art on the ceiling amazed me. Sure glad I stopped in on my way back to the B&B!

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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This church is stunning both inside and out and should not be missed. They say it is free entry, however if you'd like to take photos they ask for a 1eu donation, which is fair I guess as these buildings would not be cheap to maintain. You also need to pay another euro, if you wish to take an information... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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300 reviews 300 reviews
98 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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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50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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