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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Address: Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
Phone Number: +39 010 265786
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Ranked #8 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Dingli, Malta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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214 reviews 214 reviews
91 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Yoqneam Ilit
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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223 reviews 223 reviews
120 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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