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Cathedral of San Pietro

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Address: Via Borgo XX Giugno, 06100 Perugia, Italy
Phone Number: 075 337 53
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Description: Founded in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1463, this grand Gothic...
Founded in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1463, this grand Gothic cathedral is a worthwhile stop when visiting Perugia.
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The oldest church in Perugia

One of the oldest church in this town, with all the paintings and the golden elements saved from the wars and the plunders, with also a mystic garden on the back side.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the oldest church in this town, with all the paintings and the golden elements saved from the wars and the plunders, with also a mystic garden on the back side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I loved this Basilica. I found it interesting and less visited than the other sites in Perugia. The Basilica from the outside doesn't seem as grand as the other Basilica's you would find in Italy. However, once inside, I found all the frescos, sculptures and paintings amazing. I'm not a huge art lover, but I couldn't help going over each... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a stunning cathedral in the centre of town. It is lovely to visit all cathedrals where you are as they are all different. San Pietro is awe inspiring.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is in main Piazza of Perugia and is a beautiful old Church. The inside is worth seeing. Like many churches in Italy the outside facade of marble was never completed.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So said by the Peruvians themselves, the church is really beautiful, the choir, the paintings, the ceiling, specially the painting over the entrance door, where from afar you can see the eyes of the devil looking at you! Amazing!

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

St. Peter's Cathedral towers over the city its steeple. Located in an area of low passage being it slightly out from the city center but still within walking around for 20 minutes from anywhere in the old town. Beautiful church, perhaps one of the most beautiful in the city, of course as I have already pointed out its peculiarity is... More 

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Kenninghall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You MUST TAKE the Monorail from the car park opposite the football stadium. a most impressive way to approach Perugia Old City. At the final stop, you take 4 escalators and emerge on the hilltop, with breath-taking views all round. No parking problems here- they have ben sorted really well. The town squares are impressive, as is the Cathedral- worth... More 

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Varkaus, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

From the outside the inside of the rugged Cathedral of surprise. The decoration is fantastic and colorful.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A Benedictine Abbey founded in the 10th c. The highlights include wonderful carvings in the Gothic wooden choir as well as a very beautiful painted, guilded ceiling. There are a large number of frescoes and paintings, all in a small space which can be seen in 30 to 45 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a church you would not think to go into if you didn't have a guide. We had a great guide and went in for what I thought might be a time killer and turned out to be super. We followed a Monk in and then spent an hour in there fascinated by the story and the prolific artwork... More 

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