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Duomo

Montepulciano, Italy
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Pretoria
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This old church is the centre piece of the Piazza Grande in Montepulciano. The Duomo was built in the late 16th century, and is what a church should be simple. If you are expecting the grand basilicas of Rome and Pisa then you will be disappointed, however it is what medieval Tuscany was. Inside is not well illuminated, and there... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

be sure to pay for the head set tour as it provides wonderful explanations of the Frescos and church history.

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Centreville, Virginia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
201 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located onPiazza Grande is the Montepulciano Duomo built during the 16-17th centuries. The exterior looks rough and unfinished particularly when you've seen Orvieto's or Siena's cathedrals. .The monumental altarpiece from 1401 by the Sienese artist di Bartolo is the highlight of the interior.

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Hampshire
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38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you come to the town then you should take the time to view the church and you are certainly not going to miss the exterior when you get to the main piazza, but if looks as though it is waiting for the marble on the front to provide the finishing touch. Inside it is dark and the main attraction... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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381 reviews 381 reviews
363 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is cute but seems unfinished. The only reason we entered is because it was so cold outside that we needed some place to warm up!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Ok so this is a real church. Too many churches in Tuscany are for show. This church however is a real working church. I went to mass here and the locals all showed up, even or inn keepers! It is not standout, it is a house of God and you can tell. It is beautiful and the bells outside during... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Loved the history and architecture. It is very photogenic, although photographing inside is discouraged, especially flash photography. Tourists were taking photos with their mobile phones. A must-see if you are visiting Montepulciano.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you've seen quite a few churches in Italy, this one will be a little plain and rather underwhelming. Orvieto was far more impressive.

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Budapest, Hungary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It's big, but the only thing of real interest in it is the main altar. Ortherwise it's very empty. It would be interesting to finish now, maybe in a mix of old and new styles.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This church was never completed and still awaits the facade that covers most cathedrals in Tuscany. But just walk inside the plain exterior to the most glorious sight! Very spiritual and moving to sit inside enjoy the ornate frescoes and paintings in situ.

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