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Complesso Museale della Cattedrale

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Address: Piazza Antelminelli, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0583 490530
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Very high standard of exhibits...from the gold acoutrements of the VOLTO SANTO to illuminated book, Limoges casket etc. etc. All beautifully displayed in a handsome building.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very high standard of exhibits...from the gold acoutrements of the VOLTO SANTO to illuminated book, Limoges casket etc. etc. All beautifully displayed in a handsome building.

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Durban, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Absolutely fascinating artifacts and exhibits. Brings ancient into your life. Spend a little extra time by utilising the audio tour on offer. Costs little extra over and above the entrance fee, but worth it as no hard copy brochures available.

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Haugesund, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Close to the "mura" we visited the Cattedrale - one large majestetic building.. We were early in the morning - very few other visitors.. lovely an quiet..

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Conway, MA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This Museum is connected to the Cathedral. It displays many of the Duomo’s treasures in a group of adjoining buildings, which have open space between galleries. At one point the visitor can see all seven galleries from a single vantage point. There are textiles, sculpture and paintings which have been removed from the Duomo. Quite a beautiful display. Well worth... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Many wonderful displays of art from vestment to the gold crown, girdle and hem for the Volto Santo. Paintings that have been moved from the church are also worth viewing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a really well laid out museum with some fantastic religious items. The gold, diamond and silver items are truly magnificent. You can opt for a ticket deal which includes the Cathedral for an extra Euro and this gives you access to a part of the Cathedral which is sectioned off to other visitors. For the museum you can... More 

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parma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

the collection of sacred items, statues, jewels, church accoutrements and other things is simply to remember. Beautiful building, perfect "warm" mix of modern materials in an old structure frame, good audioguide service. Very detailed bookshop: too many old postards and memorabilia for my personal tastes but...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you want to see how actually looked Le Volto Santo, you have to visit all museums around the Cathedral and inside it.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nicely laid out and easily accessible across all three floors with a lift. It's not particularly big, but boy does it have some great religious bling. Some beautiful gold ornaments and a range of crowns and decorative gold for the large wooden icon that can be found in the Cathedral next door. Currently undergoing restoration but that does not distract... More 

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Houston, Texas
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The cathedral and museums are interesting but seems little visited. The area around the cathedral is not fully developed which contrasts with the Piazza St Michelle where the non-finished cathedral stands.

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