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Complesso Museale della Cattedrale

Piazza Antelminelli, Lucca, Italy
39 0583 490530
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Ranked #13 of 44 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Museums
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Haugesund, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
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
11 attraction reviews
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
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
59 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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51 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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