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Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

Address: Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 40 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This church is located on a lovely square, a nice wide open space to take photos. The detail of the building is lovely and worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We visited here in October 2013. The outside of the church is not spectacular and the church was built after the campanile which is why it has a cramped and asymmetric appearance. Note the 13th century carvings in the portals by Nicola Pisano and Guidetto da Como. The Tempietto inside houses a painting by Tintoretto.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We travelled to the Cathedral on the way to Pizza. What a fascinating place, a TV company was filming, (possibly Italian Songs of Praise) so the notion of no 'flash' on your camera was a little daft as the TV lights were more than brilliant (?) Nevertheless, it certainly made our visit the more memorable as there were no dark... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca and in Italian is called the Duomo di San Martino. Built in the 12th century, and It contains carvings by Nicola Pisano and paintings by Tintoretto. Lots to see and you do need to spend a few hours if you are going to get the whole story. One highlight is... More 

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Victoria Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Church is a work of art and just wonderful. You can spend ages just looking at the beautiful artwork and beauty within.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The walled city of Lucca is called the city of a 100 churches as every street has one. The whole tour was on foot so expect to do a lot of walking and don't get left behind. Once we got to the central square we were welcomed by a big Stars Wars sign as they were just about to host... More 

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Rijswijk, Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When you have accepted that the right side of the cathedral looks a bit odd against the Campanile (architectural mistake) one can admire the columns of the Duomo: not one of them is exactly the same as the other. Highlights on the inside are the Volto Santa di Lucca and Jacopo della Quercia's "Sarcophago di Ilaria del Carretto". A pithy... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This cathedral dates back to the 6th century. It is Roman-Pisan in style with a bell tower 60 meters high. It has the plan of a Latin cross with three naves and a transcript, cross vaults supported b huge pillars and pointed arches. There are beautiful frescoes above the altar.

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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped by Lucca on our way from and to other destinations and what a lovely surprise, This Cathedral like so many others in Italy is lovely. Not as big and bold as others but equally magical and interesting

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A must see for Lucca, especially the cross. The murals are beautiful, so much antiquity in one cathedral.

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