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Museo della Cattedrale

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Address: Via San Romano, 1, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0532 244949
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Fine artwork examples

Divided into two sections, the museum houses some fine examples of ancient art. The first hall has illuminated choral books with exquisite, detailed paintings, plus marble tiles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Divided into two sections, the museum houses some fine examples of ancient art. The first hall has illuminated choral books with exquisite, detailed paintings, plus marble tiles. The second room has enormous tapestries which were hung in the cathedral. Well worth a visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a small museum in a former convent. Not too big, not too much, but the exhibits are first class. You should visit!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Probably a lot of tourists skip it as it a bit hidden though located on the main square. Excellent pieces on exhibition if you are an art lover.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The mediaeval hymn sheets to be seen here are beautifully illustrated with colourful depictions of cute little critters - deer, squirrels,monkeys etc. which are so fresh and vivid they could have been painted yesterday! On a hot afternoon this also offers an air conditioned respite, as a constant temperature is maintained to preserve these jewel-like masterpieces. Also to be seen... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This museum is smallish, but has some important items in the way of illuminated manuscripts, sculptures and tapestries. Worth the visit- it is included in the museum card.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was fashinated by the collection of cathedral music books, vintage 1500s, with beautiful decorations. Also some nice tapestries from 1500s, some small sculptures from 1200s, he white Madonna sculpture, and the beautiful Cosme Tura paintings. Notices wih explanations are both in Italian and English, and the little cloister (it is an old monastery) is charming. If you are visiting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good contents with some exceptional pieces of sculpture. Not too big to wear you out. Fantastic toilets!!!

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Loved seeing the stone carvings from the cathedral up close. The white madonna is gorgeous and the Tura paintings are stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Beautiful small collection of tapestries paintings sculpture and amazing collection of cathedral music books

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I went in expecting chalices etc but was pleasantly surpised. They had beautiful 13th century carvings from the wallsof the cathedral , showing the seasons, Huge illuminated Psalm books from 12th century, and a stunning Madonna and child by Jacobo della Quercia, which looked as perfect as anything could be. This small museum was the best of a number of... More 

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