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Duomo

Piazza IV Novembre/Piazza Danti, Perugia, Italy
075-572-3832
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Ranked #18 of 65 Attractions in Perugia
Type: Religious Sites
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London
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Dumo is big, very big. It looks like a fortress or castle from the outside and you enter through big doors.There are statues guarding the entrances Inside, very surprisingly, the church is rather bare and simple. There are two lovely pieces of art worth spending time on and also some lovely wooden work that forms the choir This was... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not the best I have seen but interesting. Arrived about 20 minutes before mass so did not see everything but stain glass windows are beautiful.

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Attard, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Absolutely loved the Cathedral! There is a mix of spirituality from middle ages, renaissance and baroque/gothic. Wonderful stained glass windows.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

While this church is easy to miss from the outside, inside it is filled with beautiful art and architecture. Most definitely worth a visit. We were there while a wedding was going on so it limited our visiting of some of the areas of the church, but what we saw was well worth a visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We visited Perugia for the first time not really knowing what to expect. Our guide book definitely downplayed the duomo so we had no idea what to expect. The outside is plain when compared with so many others in Italy but it is like Monreale in Sicily, inside the plain stone wrapper are wonders to discover. They have Mary's wedding... More

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Kernville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had the pleasure to go to Mass in the Duomo and the Organ Music was unbelievable. The organist, a young man in maybe his early 30's, played the Organ as if he had been playing for decades. What a wonderful addition to the Mass. The interior of the Duomo was spectacular, as most of the Churches in Europe. If... More

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Perugia, Italy
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The 14th century Cathedral (Duomo) in the heart of the historic centre, is fascinating as well as beautiful. Legend has it that the wedding ring belonging to The Virgin Mary found its way here in the 15th century. A series of miracles surrounding the ring resulted in it being hailed as a holy relic... whether or not the facts are... More

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The low lands
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

One of the most beautiful churches we ever saw. The simple architecture, the rich façade, the top class frescos: we went back again to see this incredible beauty twice.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The outside architecture is very impressive, but do visit the inside. The ceiling frescoes are some of the most beautiful Christian depictions I have ever seen. I found it very interesting that Michaelangelo visited this church to draw inspiration for the work he had been hired to do at the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.....his is far superior (IMO), but... More

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New York City, New York
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330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Built in early XIX Century on the spot of a much older structure, the Cathedral is Gothic but the facade is completed with a baroque doorway. In fact, everything seems to be wrong with this Church: the main entrance faces a side, since there was not enough space to orient it towards the plaza, the fascia was never finished, the... More

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