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Siena Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #2 of 56 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wow just is not enough, it is a beautiful and magnificent cathedral, but sometimes words are not enough and wow is a better adjective. Siena is beautiful and this cathedral is its crown.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After a while, all the cathedrals in Italy start looking the same... There is a Michaelangelo statue here that is interesting though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You just have to go and stand in awe! The exterior is still more exciting to me than the interior, which is impressive in its own way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have seen many churches throughout Italy. I would still recommend this one very highly. I would recommend the 30 Euro tour of the five sights: crypt (which is different from a typical crypt), baptistery, duomo, museum and panorama. The tour is very informative and educational (they said it would be 45 mnts but it was almost 1.5 hours of... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After reaching back of Duomo we made a pretty high climb up the steps to get to the front. Bought tickets for the Duomo cathedral entry (4 euro each) and went in with almost no wait - the reserved ticket line was long but we went straight to the head of the non-reserved (?!) bypassing a large tour group. We... More

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The best part of all our exploring different little towns was ,limbing to top and seeing every cathedral one more beautiful then the next.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen. (And, I have seen many!). Elaborate floor mosaics, striped columns, Bernini statues, Duccio Paintings, Pisano pulpit. There is a lot to see here. I rate this as the best site in Siena by far.

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Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the Duomo as part of Walkabout Florence's "Best of Tuscany" tour, so our fees were covered and the guide we met upon arriving in Siena provided a wealth of knowledge about the cathedral while we were there. I thought it more beautiful than the Duomo of Florence. All of the marble, and the unique way in which it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

An Inspiring experience. Just to visit and soak-up up the work that has gone into the marble pillars and the floors. Externally its beauty changes with the time of day you visit. My favourite was early evening. A bonus were the free music concerts held in the evening adjacent to the Cathedral. Last night was Siena University Big Band Jazz... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It is well worth the price to get the all-inclusive pass at the Duomo. You can see the Cathedral, Bibliotheca, Baptistry, Crypt, and Museo all for €12. Trying to see even two of the sites on that list without the Si Pass would be cost inefficient. You won't want to miss all the walls covered in beautiful artwork at every... More

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