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Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Itala, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must visit if you are going to Lucca! The whole church has amazing art and architecture- right in the center of town and a great starting and meeting place for any trip to Lucca- a must visit

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The size of this was astounding for such a small city. Easy to see from the walls and to get to. Very near where was stayed so not difficult to find anyway!

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Wichita, Kansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Cathedral was made of marble with columns as most are was very nice inside. Our guide showed us the Valto Santo the Crucifix with the image of Christ that was supposed to have been done by Nicodemus who it was said took Jesus off the cross. All the Duomos have such beautiful paintings. We visited a lot of the... More

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Gelnhausen, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An ancient cathedral with a vintage architectural view, nothing short of beautiful but nothing so great about it too. Once you walk in through the walls of the old town you can follow the directions to the Duomo as well as the Bell tower.

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This Duomo has a lovely marble facade with interesting carvings and decoration on the external columns and walls which you could easily miss if you just quickly walk inside. There is a lovely chapel inside that houses Lucca' beloved crucifix (the Volto Santo).

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An marble made old church.Interesting facade,with a lot of columns disposed in 3 superposed rows.Right next to the Duomo rises a crenellated bell-tower,pretty high.The highlight of the cathedral seems to be the Volto Santo ("Holy Face") of Lucca, a large wooden crucifix.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This Duomo was a little tucked away but well worth a visit. The interior isn't quite up to the splendour of some of the other Duomo's in the region but its well worth a visit particularly for those interested in history and old architecture, as a lot of the older footings and structures are exposed for viewing. Buy a joint... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely outside, but when we went there about 1pm the Duomo was closed. There were no signs telling us the hours, which wasn't helpful.

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Lucca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Every important town in Italy has a Duomo; the main church. In Lucca it's San Martino. One should always check out the Duomo of each town/city. The Duomo of Lucca is in a beautiful open square. The facade is lovely and picturesque. I can't say the interior is very beautiful, but it does need to be seen if you're going... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

An amazing church with wonderful decoration inside and out. Intricate ceiling painting and beautiful floor mosaics.

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