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Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

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Address: Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy

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It is a must see and parts 10century with Additions over centuries. The paintings displayed and art is AWSOME. The entry fee of 3 euro each is worth the cost of admission. Sit and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It is a must see and parts 10century with Additions over centuries. The paintings displayed and art is AWSOME. The entry fee of 3 euro each is worth the cost of admission. Sit and relax and enjoy the unbelievable ceilings and art in the floors. The whole old city walk is a sightseeing amazement.there is so much history encapsulated in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

When my family recently went to Lucca for a day trip, I was able to go inside the church. It looks as a standard old church on the outside but the stone work and art work on the inside were well worth the price of admission. The paintings were beautiful. It is hard to explain but it was uncrowded and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You'll see many Churches on your visit to Italy and some will fade from your memory quicker than others but the Cathedral in Lucca will stay with you long after you have returned home. An important venue on the Pilgrims route with the various relics they have within the Cathedral particularly the carving of Christ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you are into art, then the combi ticket which allows entrance to the cathedral and the archeological site nearby, it is worth it. Some great frescos, really interesting both inside and out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Much quieter than Pisa or Florence but really worth making the trip to Lucca. Cathedral is beautiful inside, marble interior with a painted ceiling of blue and gold. The marble facade has interesting carvings which are well worth a look. Combi ticket which includes the archaeological site nearby is highly recommended. There are places to lock up bikes in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

-Buy a combined ticket (if you love art, history, paintings ) - Christ in this Cathedral is called the 'King of Lucca' (more details in the cathedral museum) - This cathedral has beautiful ceiling, contains a number of great paintings, and stained glass. -Paintings include those from Great masters i.e Ghirlandio,Filippino Lippi Giambologna. -I saw four very beautiful ,big size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amazing spectacle and well worth the entry fee. Souvenir shop prices reasonable too. Atmosphere was good around the square also

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The ticket includes the well designed Museo del Duomo and the interesting church of San Giovanni with Roman ruins and nice views. In the dome you can admire a lot of artwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We quickly visited on a Sunday and so did not notice there was something to pay. But just to make one round of the church makes you wonder at the magnificent decorations and sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and do not begrudge paying a small entrance fee given the tremdous cost of maintenance of such fine buildings. Construction of this place began in the eleventh century with various aspects later added. The whole is extremely impressive and elegant. The ceiling and stained glass windows are well worth viewing and the Cathedral contains... More 

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