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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
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Beautiful Cathedral guarded by two lions

During our stay in Genoa we visited the beautiful black and white striped Cathedral di San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence), which is guard by two lions. The Cathedral dates back to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

During our stay in Genoa we visited the beautiful black and white striped Cathedral di San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence), which is guard by two lions. The Cathedral dates back to the 5th Century because underneath the church old Roman walls have been found. The first Christians built a basilica on this Roman site, which became a Cathedral in the 11th... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Absolutely must-visit place in Genoa - gives a good understanding of what is Italian church architecture.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A stunning stripy facade and my favourite bit was the lion sculptures at the entrance. We were bemused by its expressive face and tail curled up between its legs - very unique. A good piazza to admire the splendour of Genova.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The day we arrived in Genoa there was a major Holy parade with hundreds of people and clergy marching towards the Duomo. Music was playing on loud speakers. We followed the marchers to the Duomo. It looked like a place for us to visit later and we did. It was very pretty on the inside and worth a visit.

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South Shields
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was disappointing. The facade was great and the guide book raved about the interior, but I can't comment, as tourists were penned into the rear 5 yards of the church. We couldn't even pray. And no, there was no service in progress, we just weren't welcome. Not a very Christian message to send.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped here on a shore excursion into Genoa. It's a unique structure with the black and white striped stones. The inside was beautiful as well. They do supply wraps for legs or shoulders if you didn't come prepared and wish to go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Impressive and monumental building with outstanding and imposing architecture and decorations inside and out. The main Cathedral in Genoa well worth a visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting architecture and decorations inside and out, spanning several centuries. Musicians playing accordian, bass and violin on the steps made me think I'd stepped into a 1960s Italian movie.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There are a lot of spectacular cathedrals in Italy. If you're interested in them, check this out! It's the main cathedral i Genoa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was advised to visit the cattedrale di san lorenzo prior to our visit to genoa and was glad I took the advice, I have visit lots of churches and cathedrals on our travel's but few have matched and even fewer have bettered the magnificence externally or internally of this most imposing of buildings

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