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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Maryland
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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 

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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.

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Chennai
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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 

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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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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.

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Durban, South Africa
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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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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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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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