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Siena Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #1 of 54 attractions in Siena
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic... more » Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history. « less
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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most important creations of art and architecture in the world, a most in alll visits to Toscany...Benvenuti e cercare di far combaciare il Palio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went into the cathedral with a ticket for all areas and spent the next 5 hours with an audio guide living through the wonderful history of this amazing place. The art, story and history is beyond imagining and one of the best places we have visited in Europe. The number 1 place to see in Siena is a well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This goes back to the 1300s and yet is still in use today, and this brings a great wealth of painting, chapels, sculpture, ornate marble floors and the wonderful Piccolomini Library. It is not the most lovely ensemble but the liveliness of the place and the riches all around make it a wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A beautiful cathedral, unlike others in Europe the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Only visited the cathedral inside for 4euro, there is a ticket for 12euro if you want to visit additional areas, worth getting if you want to see a few areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There is something about this cathedral that makes it stand out from all the other cathedrals that I visited in Italy (and that is quite a few). The amazing marble, nave, sculptures, and carvings really make this duomo stand out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Always has been and probably always will be my favourite church. Stunning from every direction, both inside and out

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This ranks right up there with St. Peter's and far better than anything we saw in Florence. Absolutely beautiful. Climb the tower. The views are remarkable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed. From the outside, the cathedral is imposing and impressive. The architecture and art are fabulous, especially the frescos in the bibliotheca in the cathedral. The entrance prices are reasonable with €12 for a full pass. My frustration came from getting conflicting information about the audio guide. First at the ticket counter, it was near impossible to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This church is quite beautiful. We didn't have time to go inside, nor would the kids have tolerated another church, but the outside was enough for us. It was beautiful to see the black and white column and to just take in how much decoration there was done to the facade. Very worth going up the escalators from the parking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This 13th Century Church is probably the 2nd most beautiful church I've ever been to (Nothing tops the Vatican), and it is so unique I could not believe I was seeing so much incredible things. The church entrance is free (although you have to pickup a ticket before you enter), and once you get inside, be prepared to be dazzled... More

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