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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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Another beautiful church

Beautiful marble architecture both inside and out. The church is closed between 12pm and 3 pm, so plan your visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful marble architecture both inside and out. The church is closed between 12pm and 3 pm, so plan your visit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A huge cathedral in downtown Genoa. Nicely decorated by tiles and stone. Inside it shows the elegance you would expect together with high spiritual feeling you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

an overwhelming and beautiful, striped (yes, striped) cathedral, begun in the middle ages, with a great deal of wonderful romanesque structures, and some later architectural elements as well. quite unusual and enchanting.

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A very impressive cathedral full of marbles (white and dark mostly) worth a visit. The inside contains some old relics but the large marble arches are a masterpiece giving an impression of grandiosity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Remarkable Cathedrale built from marble collected from all the sailing ships that called Genoa home. It's black on white exterior almost gives it a checkerboard look. Legend has it that the primary builder for the church had a dog that was at his side day and nite. Without telling the bishop he had a miniature sculpture of his dog incorporated... More 

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Sezana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's worthy even only from outside, very big, well mantained...Definetively it worths a visit. It's very difficult to take a picture from outside because very often there's a market or any other event can take place just in front. Interesting also the legend about the sculptured dog on the right entrance door.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a beautiful church, housing the remains of St. John the Baptist. It doesn't take long to visit, and so should be a must see on everyone's visit to Genova. Inside the tesoro of the church (treasury) is housed what is believed to be the Holy Grail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Cattedrale di San Lorenzo was excellent. The stained glass windows were beautiful as was the whole church. A very speacial place.

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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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