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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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Amazing exhibits, tastefully displayed in a very modern museum

This is worth visiting. It's a modern museum inside historic buildings. The interior is modern and has a bewildering layout with walkways and display areas on many levels so that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth visiting. It's a modern museum inside historic buildings. The interior is modern and has a bewildering layout with walkways and display areas on many levels so that you can see the exhibits from different directions. It is the home of many important artifacts and works of art from the cathedral's collection, which had been in storage and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

After finishing the Duomo tour with our tour group we returned to this museum to supplement the history we heard on our tour. There are rooms on multiple levels to view artifacts and an elevator is also available. The audio guide was really beneficial to the displays and worth the very small euro price. If you visit the Duomo be... More 

1 Thank Suzanne I
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a relatively small museum, but with a wide selection of exhibits to illustrate the Duomo's history. It's constructed ingeniously by combining two buildings with floors of different levels which has to be seen to be believed. After seeing the jewels which annually adorn the Holy Face (Volto Santo) take the lift to the top floor and work your... More 

1 Thank RX61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to the Cattedrale Museum with my husband and daughter as it was included with the entrance for the Cathedral. Unbelievable what this museum had in its showcases! Absolutely beautiful art, artifacts and religious outerwear. SO many interesting pieces from early 14th century and older. My daughter (14 yrs old) happily went from room to room, taking spectacular photos and... More 

1 Thank beachboundbabe
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In the center of historic Lucca, this cathedral dates back to the 6th century with renovations in the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the art work and decorations are attributed to Italian artists from the 14th and 15th centuries. this cathedral is certainly breath-taking and humbling.

1 Thank Jim C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

- Get a Audio Guide' else you may not get to know the details. -A compact museum, not crowed, go around the display in a lovely architecture. -Use the lift a couple of times, to have a good view of the rooms.!!! (the audio guide will explain about this interesting view) - Golden accouterments of VOLTO SANTO is a class... More 

Thank rrumakanthan
St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have visited several museums and displays regarding arte sacro , but this in Lucca exceeded my expectations. I though that I was going to see "more of the same" but the quality of the pieces and the display combining modern concepts with antiques in an great architecture, resulted in a very interesting experience. It was other surprise that Lucca... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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.

Thank PeterAnthony C
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank EnglishAnne11
Haugesund, Norway
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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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