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Siena Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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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 September 29, 2014 NEW

The entrance is only 3 euros and my, was it worth it!! the marble floor was fully on show and it is incredible!! the library has been untouched since it was painted and that was amazing! remember to cover your shoulders and not have too short a skirt/shorts on out of respect. A must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It cost money to get in, but it's worth it. There are many rare masterpieces (for example the three graces) and as a whole it's a gorgeous cathedral. If you come after 12 PM there can be a big line to get in (not including the line to buy tickets). No international student discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

With all the areas inside roped off to help preserve the beautiful floors, your route through the cathedral will be like a maze, but it is so worth it. Is the marble and decor a bit over the top? Absolutely. But we all know that the church of several hundred years ago was really good at extracting money from their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We bought the combination ticket which included the cathedral, museum, crypt, and baptistery. We arrived early to buy the ticket and the lady helping us and everyone else with questions told us to go up to the panorama view in the museum the first thing because they allow only 40 people at a time on the panorama. That was excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous and elaborate cathedral. We only paid to see the inside of the church and not the other areas but it was wekk worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the most magnificent cathedral we have ever seen, a d we have seen a great many. Not only is this one cavernous but the use of horizontal bands of black and white marble lend it a totally distinctive and impressive look, however the best is the incredible floor unlike any we have ever seen. Pictures done with the use... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Inside and out this is the prettiest I've ever seen. There is marble everywhere - the striped black and white exterior, the floors. It is breathtakingly gorgeous. Frescoes, sculpted pulpits, tombs . . . For me Ste Cecile in Albi, France, is now in second place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The cathedral was the highlight of our visit to Tuscany in August. The paintings, the mosaic flooring (covered when we visited) the black and white stone and Pisanos pulpit all make a visit worthwhile. The major highlight for me were the frescoes in the Library which were magnificient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Magnificent Architecture, art work and renaissance library. I liked everything about it. Not as large as the Duomo in Florence but quite impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The facade of the Duomo begun in the 13th century is visually stunning. The Pisano family of artists collaborated on the earliet phase of the construction with father Nicola creating the amazing octagonal pulpit (near the entrance of the north transept) and son Giovani the base of theblack and white facade. Make sure to visit the Piccolomini Library (entrance on... More

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