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Basilica of Santa Maria di Castello

Address: Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010/2549511
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Ranked #5 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Cultural

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Genoa, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Even if I live in Genoa this complex was unknown to me... It was a really surprise to discover that in our narrow street city there is a so old church with a lot of cloisters, paints, frescos. I suggest a visit.

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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

Very nice church with excellent architecture, roman pillars. The art work are beautifully done in 14-1500's. The painting on the stone is beautiful. When I went there in the evening nobody was there except guardian. I asked guardian to show me inside, he showed me the inner area where the hidden gems of paintings were present. The door in wall,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is worth going to see as it has one of the most amazing ornate interiors I have ever seen. A Romanesque gem in the heart of old Genova that helps to situate you within the historic mythology of Genova. I also loved the Cathedral of San Lorenzo that supposedly contains the relics of Saint John the Baptist and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral that has wonderful art work and painted ceilings. After traveling through Italy the past two weeks with stops in Rome and Florence I am still amazed by the attention to detail that the churches of Italy have. This church could be a museum, and did not have the touristy feeling of some of the other... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Typical beautiful Italian Basilica, area surrounding is outstanding and worth the walk down to the harbour. Magnificant old galleon at dockside which you can visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The church is a nice place to visit, we found it by accident! Ask the guy inside to show you the back area, there is a lot that you do not see in front. In the back, there are some interesting exhibited stuff (paintings, sculptures, robes, etc.). They only spoke Italian, though.

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Istanbul
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I saw the basilica from outside. It was a very nice building and people were sitting on the steps enjoying a lunch, which was very nice to watch. A must see, when you are in Genoa.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Unassuming but once you step in that changes. The main section dates back to medieval times. Really worth a look, better than the cathedral.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nearly passed this basilica but fortunately we stopped in for a quick look and stayed. The basilica is very old with some amazing art work. It is free with a donation only.

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Ithaca, New York
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37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Santa Maria di Castello.. what a hidden gem with a modest Romanesque exterior. Had no idea it housed so much classic artwork would have spent time inside it. Instead we spent time gawping at the tall tower near it.

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