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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 246 5525 ‎
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If you visit Genoa, you must take time to visit this unassuming church which is a little out of the main area. It has the most incredible ceilings and decoration I think I've ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you visit Genoa, you must take time to visit this unassuming church which is a little out of the main area. It has the most incredible ceilings and decoration I think I've ever seen - none of my many photos could do it justice!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was walking in the street and pass in front of this church and decided to enter to take a look and I'm really glad that I did it. Inside is very beautiful, especially the ceiling, so don't forget to take you camera.

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Baghdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the nicest cathedrals i've visited. Relatively understated on the outside but the ceilings inside were absolutely beautiful. The art on the walls was great too. It was also very quiet and free to enter, definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A beautiful Basilica with Roman style pillars in the front. It was very quiet on the inside with not many visitors so we could easily take our time and admire the wonderful surroundings. This was one of the three best churches we found in Genoa.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Magnificent church with beautiful paintings on walls and ceilings which are made of gold. Very peaceful building and free to enter.

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South Shields
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an incredible old church with high vaulted ceilings covered in paintings and seemingly acres of gold leaf. Breathtaking! And they even had a short guide in English.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of the most extraordinary baroque churches you are likely to see. Red and white marble throughout with magnificent frscos filling every space up to the dome. Truly amazing building.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This fascinating Basilica is very nondescript from the outside and can be easily missed. But if you take the time to look for it, and spend just a few minutes inside, you will be well rewarded. Yes, churches and basilica's seem to abound in Italy but this is a stunning place that is certainly worth a visit. Drop a coin... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were lost and just walked into it. We WERE shocked, awed, blessed whatever you want to call. Take your camera, we can take hundreds of shots easily. Awesome monument , FRESCOS..! 10 minutes nice walk from train station, straight through via Balbi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The church is at a very busy junction - lovely to step inside and take in the calmness. As mentioned before there is an elderly gentleman that hovers near the entrance and leaps up to insist you enter and most people would be hard pushed to ignore the donations box! Spare a few euros to ensure the churches can continue... More 

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