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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: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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.
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a truly incredible experience, I honestly don't feel I have the words to describe the sheer beauty and awsome impact of this building. Photo's simply do not do it justice, it took my breath away. We spent maybe an hour sat outside, just trying to take in the size and intricacy of the cathedral, it is mesmerizing. Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I gawked within this church for over an hour! With so many churches in Europe, this is not like all the others. The Duomo is very well maintained and truly unique, don't pass it up because you already saw 100 churches! This is the one that will make you stop and marvel at the masterpieces it holds. My kids enjoyed... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Go early to beat the crowds. Impressive mosaic facade on this Gothic, Romanesque cathedral dating from the early 1200's. The black and white striped marble columns took me by surprise, but the inside is beautiful.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The floors are wonderful, the carvings stunning, the whole place oozes with interest and history of how it was meant to be the largest in the world but was altered after so many deaths from the plague that there weren't enough resources to complete it as planned. Now you can get into the roof to look down but I haven't... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Duomo of Siena is just gorgeous & unique....my favourite among the cathedrals we saw in Italy for sure. Even more beautiful at night when no one is around.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Black and white is unique and want to come back and spend more time here...gorgeous walled city with shopping and restaurants. A little hard to navigate and the hills here will wear you out. Park outside city and walk in. Beautiful place and worth the drive

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have visited several of the top cathedrals in Europe over the years. Every one is of course spectacular in it's own right. This cathedral however will amaze you at every turn more so than the others. Upon first entering you will be amazed at how different it is from every other cathedral you have ever seen. After seeing 20+... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral and a feast for the eyes! It was nice and peaceful to look around and discover. Be aware, if you need to use the restroom, they do charge 1.5 euros.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Among the plethora of Cathedrals in Italy this one definitely stood out as we have never seen such a beautifully powerful gothic architecture. Few of the things that stand out: soaring black-and-white banded pillars, beautiful marble panel flooring and the starry ceilings. The marble floors are covered with cardboard for most part of the year but we were lucky to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This cathedral is absolutely amazing. So grand and incredibly detailed! The striped marble really made it stand out from the other cathedrals we saw while visiting Italy; it is very unique. Both the interior and exterior of the building had this striped marble. You can probably spend a half day in here and still not see all the details. Be... More 

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