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Complesso Museale della Cattedrale

Piazza Antelminelli, Lucca, Italy
39 0583 490530
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 18, 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Although the inside renovation of the church kept us from seeing every thing we wanted. The consolation is they are doing much over due work to return the inside to its glory.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This museum is in an unusual and beautiful building. The museum houses the "clothing" and jewels of the "Volto Santo"... truly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We enjoyed the clear explanations which helped us to understand the outstanding displays this small but excellent museum shows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The Cathedral Museum can be visited on the cumulative Ilario ticket purchased in the Cathedral. At first one could be forgiven for thinking it is just a repository for saved fragments of frescoes and damaged marble statues. Instead it is housed in a former archbishop's house that has been extensively renovated in a modern style. The collection is small and... More

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