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Cathedral of St. Ranieri

Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 52 attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Pisa's Romanesque cathedral (1063-1350) is part of a complex that includes the famous Leaning Tower.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

You will need tickets to enter - get them the same time as your Tower tickets. Beautiful cathedral and many lovely sites to see inside. Unfortunately tourists talking loudly, children running and screaming mostly ruin what should be a quiet contemplative visit. Please people - this is a place of worship have some respect!!

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Stavanger, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very impressive, a nice and cool break on a hot summer day in Pisa. If you’re there to see the leaning tower, this is a great "bonus". Make sure to get tickets right away (free) also if you don’t want to buy tickets for the leaning tower. To avoid too many visitors at the same time, tickets are issued for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
112 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... Pay attention for corners of building... they are beautiful .. it looks like architect want to say for us something

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Gdansk, Poland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very nice cathedral with great art anywhere you see. You will not need to pay for an entrance…it is free but you will need to get a ticket (free) at the office. If you have a ticket for the Leaning tower then that will be good to get to the cathedral as well. Look at the amazing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have seen quite a lot of cathedrals and this is one of the most ornately decorated I have seen! The ceiling is in an exquisite gold design and the walls of the nave are covered, not with stained glass windows, but with large classical pieces of art! The exterior also has a number of lovely colourful pieces of design.... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking inside and out! A must see! Beautiful architecture and the religious art was something I will never forget.

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Kent UK
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You have to marvel at the excellence of the building, both inside and out. The main alter area is just outstanding. Worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ah the Piazza dei Miracoli.... such a lovely place! This church reminds me of Santa Croce in Florence - it's equally beautiful. Again, I must use the word 'ornate' to describe the architecture. I don't know what I was expecting when I walked into the church, but it exceeded my expectations. This is truly a beautiful church that's worth a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wonderful building with outstanding features both inside and outside ! Try and avoid going in to to see on a Sunday when there is a service on as you will restricted as to where you go and look .

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went up the leaning tower of Pisa this Saturday and got access to the Cathedral as well but I believe its free anyway however you need to get a ticket from the booth. We caught a train from Florence to Pisa (remember to validate ticket or get charged a fine like we did!!) then made the lovely walk from the... More

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