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Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On our 4th visit to Lucca we finally visited the cathedral - not sure if it was closed on previous visits. It is architecturally different from many others. A particular feature of interest is the Tempietto, a small internal structure housing the Volto Santo, an effigy of the crucfixion from the 13th century.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, imposing setting in the piazza San Martino, the facade is amazing and inside is peaceful and beautiful

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Every church is unique, as I see them. In here you may a couple of paintings by Ghirlandaio, Tintoretto and Zuccari; the most outstanding is the free-standing octagonal marble chapel or temple (tempietto) holding the Holy Face of Lucca, a venerated wooden crucifix dating back to 742 AD. Amazing! Lucca is a nice and quiet medieval town -- the kind... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There was lots of construction around this Duomo so we could not get great pictures and appreciate the whole outside. But the inside is beautiful. Make sure you see this when in Lucca

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice enough and worth visiting when in Lucca but nothing outstanding enough for a special trip. Tickets worth it if you visit the cellars

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While visiting mid-day on a Saturday, we were treated to the most heavenly organ concert (practice?) I have heard anywhere, and I am a music lover. The acoustics of the place was unlike many churches, without too much echo, the sound stayed strong yet subtle... If you have a chance to go for a real, announced concert, don't miss it.... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This great Duomo of Lucca is very impressive with lots of beautiful art fronted by a very tranquil piazza with a beautiful fountain. The highlight for me was the amazing tomb of Ilarai complete with a little dog Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lucca is a very nice place to go in Tuscany. The walls that surround the city are good for a bike ride( it's easy to rent one). The Duomo is not the prettiest in Tuscany but it's a good visit with all the surroundings.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Tuscany has more famous attractions, but it is well worth taking a detour to visit the walled city of Lucca and, in particular, its stunning and serene Duomo. If you call in at the cathedral museum first, you can buy a ticket to visit all three of the attractions related to this building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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