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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa, Italy (Castelletto)
+39 010 265786
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Ranked #8 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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Vercorin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A must see if you're in Genoa. Typical black and white stone exterior, typical overdone ornamentation inside. But just sit in one of the seats in the nave and take it all in. We were lucky on our visit - it was closed, with no notices about opening times. Turns out it's closed 12-3 - just to take note.

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Ankara, Turkey
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An impressive building located in the heart of Cenova. There are plenty of small pretty cafes around. Cappuccino should be drink here.

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Loughborough, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very very interesting, this building has been manipulated in centuries and offers fantastic paintings and sculptures. The piazza outside is one of the most lively places in town.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Its majestic, its fabulous as far as cathedrals go. Great art dominates the walls , tall columns of black and grey stone dominate the central space the stain glass windows are masterpieces in themselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful architecture and interesting facades on all sides. The black and white striped stonework is very dramatic and some of the carving is beautiful. The doorways are all different and interesting. Another must on any list of sightseeing, and its free!

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