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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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Beautiful church

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Varkaus, Finland
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Varkaus, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Wichita, Kansas
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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Delft, The Netherlands
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Certainly not my favorite church in Umbrie, but go there often for organ concerto's. Perugia has various other churches which are more beautiful than this stranges mixture of styles. Best is San Pietro.

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Surrey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Perugia; definitely not a chocolate box pretty city but with a very interesting and impressive mediaeval heart. We walked up to the old Cathedral and saw Mary’s (the Virgin’s) wedding ring which according to the local myth changes colour depending on the character of the person wearing it. The Cathedral also has a painting of the Virgin Mary that allegedly... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Despite its semi-remote location, this church is well worth a visit. Wonderful history and art, ancient building.

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Warsaw, Poland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The architecture and paintings here are nice. But note that to get here, you need to walk. The route goes past the archaeological museum so you can drop in there

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

...Of our month-long travels through Italy. The choir itself is amazing - probably the best and most intricate we've ever seen - and there is so much more inside. A delightful time, very close to our hotel, the Signa....and if all of that weren't enough, a lovely flower-filled garden right next door.

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Perugia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

concerts here is this beautifull adorned basilica are amazing, the atmosphere magical. the paintings on the wall could do with a cleaning, but then it's nice to see the passage of time and the age of things.

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Rome, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Perugia is infested with Junkies and addicts. I didn't enjoy it at all. I was threatened and when I reported it to a police officer he was rude and dismissive. He even threated to have me locked up! South America is civilised compared to this horrid place. NEVER AGAIN!

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