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Siena Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #2 of 57 attractions in Siena
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best Cathedrals we visited on out two week holiday in Tuscany. We got a ticket which entitled you to visit the cathedral, the baptistry the crypt and the museum. Whilst in the museum go to the top floor so you can get on to the Facciatone or unfinished facade to view the whole city of... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we did not have time to go inside (just a peak) but it really is beautiful just to take it in from the outside. We did not plan time for lines which there was a very long one when we happened to be there. There is a lot to walk around and enjoy so you do have to plan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had seen so many cathedrals, churches, and were not wanting to see more. But this was one of the best , the frescos were so colourful, the marble flooring, beautiful. And there were many special pieces to see. We had a guide who was very knowledgeable and explained so much, that we would not have known.

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is really worth a visit, the library was particularly interesting and the carvings were exquisite. Although we went in August we didn't have to queue, which was surprising. They they to sell you a combined ticket for entry and museums but you can also buy a single ticket for the cathedral. Ladies best if you wear sleeves or they... More

Northern New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is a more rewarding experience if you do your homework and read a little about the history, layout, and artifacts before entering. It would help in regards to navigating and would alleviate you being swallowed up by the crowds. There are some very famous pieces throughout and the grandeur of the cathedral is quite incredible.

Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Inside the cathedral, the most impressive are the library for its ceiling and the medieval books and the flooring of the cathedral, incomparable with any other place I've visited. The whole building has many other attractions, including a "terra cotta" vista from the roof top. Even if it's crowded and you sometimes have to wait in queues, it's definitely worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We took a walking tour through this beautiful Dumo, and were amazed at the architecture, the mosaics on the floors, which had just been opened up to the public, after restorations; and the room where the ceiling and side walls were painted, depicting biblical stories, and parchments of magnificent calligraphy! You stood in this beautiful, coloured room in awe of... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

How on earth did they build such a beautiful, ornate and massive structure without and of the mod-cons modern architects have?! The outside 'zebra' appearance is unique and the front of the building is incredible. Even more incredible is to the side, where there is a 1/4 built even bigger cathedral that was never finished because the city ran out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here on a tour that we were on. This was an amazing cathedral. Just to go in and look at the floor is totally worth it. There are so many areas of the floor that are sectioned off where people are not able to walk. It looks like different pieces of marble placed into the floor to make... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We walked up and around the twisty Streets and finally came to this magnificent church. We think it certainly stands out just from the outside and everyone knows how many churches there are in Europe! Unfortunately we did not get the chance to take the tour inside since there was a large line up.....next time. The glimpses I did get... More

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