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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 #9 of 147 attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Vic
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Breath Taking , we could feel history and the love in each art work and sculpture. We just loved being close to this Cathedral.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this place. It was so beautiful with a small touch of creepy. The pictures you will take here are amazing and it is a very unique facility.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't miss the unexploded bomb from WWII. God saved this beautiful gem for us to enjoy! The signature black and white exterior is notable.

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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It worth a visit, it's nice and interesting. It's architecture is stunning and the side chapels are giving you a good feeling of peace.

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Izmir, Turkey
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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When you have a walk from Piazza Ferrari to the old harbour, this amazing building invites you in. Except the invitation. You feel comfort and peace.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited the Cathedral on a Monday afternoon and it's definitely worth taking the time to wander around. There is little information about the building inside but it's architecture is stunning and the side chapels and lady chapels are good examples of the architecture of their day. However, I did overhear the priest taking questions and trying to help people,... More

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newcastle
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151 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is another of those buildings in Genoa that have a distinct Byzantine character and this one combines all the qualities of this type of design and construction . Corkscrew pillars alternate with round and the usual pinkish hues of the stone sometime seem deep and then light and then look like ochre.; depending on the position of the sun.... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a very large Cathedral but not all that friendly to tourists. A large portion is off limits making viewing many paintings next to impossible. On the side there is for a fee a baptismal section with some visible paintings but not really worth the detour. The Tesoro ,also a separate fee ,is much more appealing. The pieces are... More

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San Francisco CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Genoa needs tourism and this is its cathedral,with an interesting history . (Contains large bomb which hit but never exploded inWWII. I had to come 4 times before I was able to ,eave candles here. the ?church needs followers. .could not at least one priest stay available during l'ora Di pranzo?

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