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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

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Address: Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 265786
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Nice place

You have to go there,if you have enough time.Genoa is great city ! You should stay for more than one day as we.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You have to go there,if you have enough time.Genoa is great city ! You should stay for more than one day as we.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very beautiful cathedral, with impressive interior. In particular, the frescoes are very interesting. And the two lions at the entrance are a great option for a nice remembrance photo.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is a very impressive cathedral - inside and outside. We have not gone to the tesaurum, but cathedral itself offers a lot to see.

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South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So glad the bomb did not explode and destroy this cathedral (but go and see the shell still inside the cathedral!). We benefitted from the guide who showed us the layer upon layer of history of the place, and how the succeeding eras built upon the previous foundations. A place of peace and a link to the history of the... More 

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Paris, France
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great local cathedral with its black and white stripes on the facade. Contrast is inside with gilded vaults and frescoes. Marble chapel for John the Baptist relics, is awesome. Free access except for the little museum (cheap though) located In the crypt. There, the temple for gold, silver and emerauld artefacts. Some come the crusades, some others from former Byzance.

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Dingli, Malta
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Another big church, a bit over decorated, impressive how it is build, and of course worth a visit, but do not expect something really special. The church has the grandeur of a Cathedral as it should be besides that, 13 in a dozen.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Totally amazed at the architecture and carvings of this building and I suppose the whole of Genoa. This was a very special building in a wonderful city

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It is main church of Genoa. It is very beautiful from inside and outside. There are beautiful paintings and dome is also beautifully adorned. You can see a bomb shell dropped there in world war 2 but it did not blast.

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The cathedral is attractive both internally and externally. The striped design on the outside gives it a unique and distinctive appearance and the inside is very ornate. It is worth a visit.

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Stamfordham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Amazed by the size of the world war 2 bomb dropped by the Allies and so glad it failed to detonate. Closed between 12pm and 3pm but well worth a visit

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