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Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore

Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302885
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Ranked #10 of 214 attractions in Florence
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is probably one of my favorite sites in all of Italy. I've seen Rome, Milan and Venice and I found that this Duomo was just Breathtaking!!! I've never choked up at a site before but when I walked up the street and saw this building just creep up on me, I was really shocked and choked up by it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I did not go inside the Duomo because the lines were outrageous but based on other reviews, the outside was what was most impressive. And I have to agree! This Cathedral was breathtaking! So beautiful and so impressive, I made sure I walked by it at least once a day during my trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Duomo is an architecture marvel with a self sustaining dome. The precision of how it is made is indescribable. You will be amazed by it inside out and definitely worth visiting.

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

So many times we rate such buildings from the interior perspective but the Duomo is truly amazing inside and out. I walked around the outside many times admiring the workmanship of so long ago.

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Duomo of Florence is in the heart of city,so you'll see it everyday walking around.it's as huge and beautiful that won't be never missed!inside is a museum,not recommended highly.but the structure and details is amazing.try the stairs to up Duomo and look the city!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I see this Cathedral, it continues to take my breath away. The facade it utterly magnificent and you can be in Florence for a week and walk by it constantly and still be shocked by the beauty of the structure. The color of the marble is extraordinary, the paintings, sculptings and gilding outstanding and the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best part of the duomo is the exterior, which is free. Today we bought the 10 euro ticket (kids are free) and went up the campanile at 8:30 when it opened. No line and we could buy the ticket at the entry. We then went to the baptistry, which is really beautiful, and the museum which was just okay. The... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A must see, and make sure that you visit the dome. The interior of the cathedral is quite spartan compared with the elaborate main face, but it is very peaceful.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Queues move quickly so don't be put off if there is a long queue. Well worth buying the ticket for the dome and the tower although the cathedral itself is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have seen many cathedrals, can pass. If go up the cupola, can pass. Otherwise, go. Or attend a mass. It is beautiful. There is no better view than the cupola though. The outside view from the piazza is the most stunning of the actual cathedral. Attending a mass is wonderful here. Arrive early to sit up close. Enter... More

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