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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Like most of the religious buildings in Italy, absolutely amazing in its scale, beauty, religious majesty and harmonious atmosphere. Very impressive indeed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like most of the religious buildings in Italy, absolutely amazing in its scale, beauty, religious majesty and harmonious atmosphere. Very impressive indeed.

Thank David S
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not far from the Piazza Anfiteatro is this Ronanesque Cathedral. There are so many unique features to see. The 13th century golden mosaic high on the facade greets you as you walk in the dark and very cool interior. The large carved 12 century baptismal font is just to the right. Carved from marble it tells a great story around... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the churches in Italy are beautiful. This one is one of them. Each are worth a visit, for the mosaics, the frescoes, or the architecture, paintings, sculptures, you name it. Walk in as many churches as you can, that's where the art is in Italy (and the museums, of course).

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church and Lucca's Duomo were the highlight of our time in Lucca. The mosaic on the outside blew me away before even stepping side. It was a bit dark inside but most photos turned out despite no flash photos allowed. It contained some frescos & paintings popular of the time in addition to the body of St Zita lying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sparkling with colours 13th century golden mosaic on church’s upper façade grabs your attention immediately when you walk around. The same happens when you walk inside: Its large and palatial interior is spectacular, completed with some beautiful artworks. The church houses Tuscany’s most remarkable baptismal font, the 12th century ‘Fontana Lustrale’, decorated with fascinating reliefs, attributed to three different... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were on a guided tour of Luca and stopped by this church built in 1112 by the pope. The façade is pure marble with a fabulous mosaic showing Christ with his apostles. Inside there is lots of art including the "Assumption of the Virgin" painted on wood, a baptistery showing the story of Moses, and the body of St.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Free to view, good shop attached. Inside viewing had more than most other churches. Will visit again before we leave.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I was very impressed with the gorgeous facade of this church. I enjoyed also visiting the inside that by chance was starting the mass service. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Save one wall, the exterior of the church is rather plain. On that one wall however, there is a large and beautiful mosaic. Inside of the church (check the hours because they do close it during the day), is wonderful. Terrific columns and capital that are in very good condition. The baptism fountain is really worth looking at. I spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Such a beautiful mosaic on the outside compared to the stark Romanesque interior. It is a nice contrast to many of the churches that you usually visit. It's very massive and it's nice to just sit and take in its size.

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