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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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As we heard about other churches in Genoa this one was not in the list, but in our way from the hotel to the the old district. Not at all accessible for someone with a baby cart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

As we heard about other churches in Genoa this one was not in the list, but in our way from the hotel to the the old district. Not at all accessible for someone with a baby cart but with a spectacular interior decor.

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Cervo, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not incredibly large, yet filled to the brim with masterpieces in paintings, sculptures, precious marbles. Every chapel boasts three or more works by famous Old Masters. A must for all students of art history,

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Positioned nearby the train station easy accessible free entrance and free of charge, this beautiful church from outside looks like an old temple with marble white column on the facade. Try to get inside, astonishing ceilings with extraordinary works of art, painting and golden rifiniture. Absolutely worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We missed this the first time we Wales past, as the exterior doesn't hint at what's inside. But it is simply stunning! The interior is heavily inlaid with gold, and lots of beautiful artifacts. We went in the evening and it was too dark to do it justice, though you can pay a small amount to turn them on using... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This church is stunning. You should definitely take a few minutes to walk in and have a look. It's free and close to the universities.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It`s very close to the University and other landmarks. The building doesn`t look so promising, but inside it is breathtaking. The ceilings are splendid and if you put a coin into one of the machines on the walls, the whole church will be lighted up.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Yes it is nothing special from the outside, but it is a different story when you walk through the doors. Take a look inside, you will be impressed

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Truly stunning basilica located at the end of Via Balbi, not far from the University and a walking distance to Porto Antico, Via Garibaldi and other major sights in Genoa. The high columns and golden ceilings with all their intricate details are absolutely majestic. We actually stumbled upon this beautiful church by coincidence and surely did not expect it to... More 

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Athens GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Walking the streets of Genoa, you likely will pass the entrance to this seemingly unassuming church. In fact, it is quite large (see photo from ship and look carefully for the front façade and the dome to the rear) and is impressive on the inside. The ceilings are magnificent and the decorations along the walls are also interesting. Tip: Don't... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We decided to just pop inside on a Saturday morning, not expecting much as this church is quite plain from the outside. It's just amazing inside and quite breathtaking.

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