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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband & I have visited cathedrals in many cities but we have not seen one to beat this. The building is stunning inside & out. Take the time to go inside it is worth waiting in the queue.

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Monster, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The cathedral in the center of Siena has a distinct black and white tower, abundant artwork and an expressive style. Personally I like the somewhat more modest basic style of cathedrals more over this cathedral. It is almost to much, everything has been worked on, everything is decorated and painted. If you love this style go and see it, if... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Siena cathedral is truly magnificent. You do have to pay to visit but it is well worth it. I am not religious, but love to visit churches because of the artwork found in them. I have visited hundreds worldwide and can honestly say that this one is top of my list for quality of design. The two tone stone, artworks... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Siena Cathedral has a distinctive look with its black and white peppermint stripes [the colours of Siena’s coat of arms] and it has a magnificent west front with decorative sculptuary and carving of the highest order. It is not really a beautiful cathedral internally but there is so much quality art, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts and, as we went in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was taken by surprises by the beauty of this Cathedral when I came round the bend in the road And first saw it, but the most amazing part was the interior!!

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I know this is difficult to say this is the most beautiful cathedral in Italy (as I saw only the ones in Rome, Venice, Florence, Milano, Pisa and Siena it may be only the most beautiful from those cities). Everything is simply breath taking in this Dome and probably the most unique in the world are the pavements: I never... More

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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My favourite cathedral anywhere. I found the scenery outside and the mosaics inside sensational. You can go up a tower (if you wait a little) and get great views of the town.

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Exquisite architecture. We could hear its bells at night from our hotel, which was lovely. The works of art inside are incomparably Italian and beautiful.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Whether you are religious or not, the cathedral is worth a visit for at least half an hour.....be careful if you bring small people who like to walk under those red velvet/braided ropes meant to keep people away from certain zones.....

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When buying your ticket to go inside the cathedral you can either buy one pass that includes the entrance to il facciatone or you can buy only the entrance for il facciatone, you get a 360 degree view of the city. Its an amazing view! You get to see the beauty of siena and the tuscan’s hills, its worth the... More

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