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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral and it's adjacent museum are an important part of any visit to Lucca. The art in the cathedral is simply beautiful. Read up on the life of Jesus (if you don't know it) before you go, in fact you need this knowledge visiting any church or western art. The museum is beautifully laid out and make sure you... More

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durham uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The whole region is rich with beautiful art filled Duomos,and the pretty city of Lucca is no exception. It is quite modest when compared with Florence,but still striking in it's own way.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is the cathedral of Lucca . Impressive by any standards . The side room has a sarcophagus of a young nobel woman married to the duke , who died in childbirth . Its a beautifully carved tomb and well worth the visit. Many important paintings in their well kept church. It costs a few euros to get in and... More

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Itala, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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