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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Piazza dei Miracoli, 20126 Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #15 of 50 attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: This museum houses significant artwork from the Romanesque Cathedral, which was built in the early 12th century.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One must make a day of the Duomo. There's the Battisteria (Baptistry), of course with doors by Pisano and Ghiberti. Everyone in Florence had to take their baby to be baptised there. See the church and make certain to see the interior as well for the art, including stained glass windows from the best of the best, and to gaze... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

To fully appreciate the leaning tower and stunning Duomo you really have to visit this museum which is packed full of artefacts and information about the religious area's history as well as that of Pisa and it's artist's. Much of the actual original art, sculptures and architecture of the cathedral, tower and baptistery can be found in this old converted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the four buildings you can visit on your nine Euro ticket. I found the information in here fascinating and I would recommend that this is the first building you visit as it gives you info. That will enhance the other visits. I have visited many galleries recently so I am sometimes a bit jaded, so I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

As a museum it is as good as any of the other specialty museums you visit. You will always learn something if you give it a chance. The best part of this museum is the courtyard inside the walls that is adjacent to the Leaning Tower. It is the best place for pictures of the Tower and really shows you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We really enjoyed finding out more about the history of the Duomo site - going right back to roman and etruscan times. The range of artefacts on display is amazing and seeing some of the exquisite craftsmanship so close up is quite something. The building itself has undergone an extensive and very sympathetic restoration and is quite something to see... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The first few rooms were pretty lackluster, but stick with the guiding arrows for the requisite gold religious objects, vestments, illuminated manuscripts, and some amazing wood inlay pieces. Worth a go. Also, it's the only admission-included toilet in the piazza della miracoli (though I imagine in summer it's not as convenient).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Included in the combo ticket for the General Pisa sights, this was a peaceful and quiet place for seeing many artifacts and art. Also, it provides some interesting views of the overall piazza of miracles.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Not particularly an art afficionado but enjoyed the varied collections that were present here. There were many bronze pieces of art here. Good way to spend an hour or two in Pisa. Can get a combi ticket that can be used in conjunction with the Baptiserie and Camposant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Lots of fascinating artifacts from the cathedral. The courtyard is a haven of peace from the swarns of tourists outside the walls. It was lovely to sit in the shade of the cloisters & just listen to the buzz outside, while watching the 'ants' climbing il Torre Pendente!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

While it does not have the profile of the Leaning Tower or the Duomo, there are lots of interesting things to see from frescos to unusual crypts.

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