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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
+39 010 265786
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Ranked #9 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Yoqneam Ilit
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Huge Cathedral Mixing of building styles. Beautiful interior, Ceiling with Arab motifs, Walls and internal supports in Black and White. Very nice You can enter from the side with a wheelchair

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Bracknell UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The outside is stunning. Unfortunately on the day we visited there was a mass about to start so we only got a brief look inside but what we did see was beautiful.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The exterior is stunning, with the black and white stonework initially looking like stripes. When viewed close up, there is amazing detail and intricate patterns worked into the stone. The interior is also very ornate, with abundant paintings and frescoes. There are some unusual features too. The unexploded bomb from the Second World War is on display (I'm hoping they've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is almost dizzying it's so unique. The effect of the black and white marble, plus intricate designs , left me spellbound. I would give it 6 out of 5 stars for the impact it had on me.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very nice Cathedral. For those who are devoted to St Lawrence, there is a little chapel inside where you can find the bones of St Lawrence that been carried to this Cathedral by the Templars.

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Vercorin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Although not huge like Notre Dame or the Milano Duomo, this place of worship is simply overwhelming in its simple beauty and proportions. Sit there for a while and let the atmosphere and good vibrations sink in - you won't regret the time spent there, not to mention all the sights.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great cathedral. Closed 1200-1500. The reliquary in the basement is excellent. I've never been so close to priceless extraordinary objects. Costs about 6 euro and includes a visit to a nearby museum (afternoon only) which has wall hangings which I am yet to understand.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i can only say that i would like to marry there, fascinating beautiful! saint atmosphere inside took my breath away.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This is another good spot to sit and enjoy a gelato and soak up the atmosphere. The inside of the church, the architecture and artwork is quite amazing and the side street is always full of life. Very touristy, but a must if in Genoa.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Amazing architecture! The contrast of black and white is beautiful, enjoyed an espresso in one of the surrounding cafe's

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