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Duomo (Cattedrale di San Zeno)

Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
0573-25-095
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Pistoia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest piazzas in Italy.
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Those in charge have prominent signs displayed forbidding all photographs even when there are no services. I tried to get close enough to see a fresco near the altar and the Beadle screamed at me to go away. I wasn't even trying to take a photograph, just enjoy the art that I had studied.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

With not quite the splendour of some of the Tuscan Duomo's this place was still a great work of architectural splendor. It seems to have been wedged in against the other buildings in the piazza. No photos even without flash are allowed which is a shame. the piazza outside is full of activity not full of tourists here you meet... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The whole medieval center of Pistoia is very well preserved, and very compact. Its also very pretty and definitely worth a visit. Its also the center of the night life in the area, so going for a leisurely meal of tasty Tuscan fare folllowed by a late night cocktail (Limoncello!) or two while soaking up the atmosphere is always a... More

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Longview, Texas, United States
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This square has a museum, the "court house", Governor's building if I read it right, 2 coffee shops, and daily entertainment (and of course several churches). Most days and every evening someone has been out there blowing large bubbles for the children. In late afternoon families come to visit. Wednesday and Saturday is a large flea market. It has tall... More

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London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
96 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We visited 5 cathedrals on our tour and whilst not the most architecturally imposing this was the best kept. It's tall, bare, Romanesque interior walls are a complete contrast to the later exterior cladding. There is a good crypt and a magnificent wall painting in a south chapel. I didn't find the famous solid silver altarpiece very exciting, but then... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you have to kill some time before going to the Blues festival. Yep, another Duomo, nothing fancy, but nice Della Robbia decoration in the front portal

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

All duomos are unique and never should be skipped if time allows. This one is no different. Pistoia is so easily reached by train that you should try it.

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Scotland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
93 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is another beautiful Italian Cathedral and contains the much admired Alter of St James- a massive embossed silver alter. Plenty to see.

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Eemnes, The Netherlands
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a great Duomo in al place I really like. The Duomo is bigger than expected and free to visit. Downstairs you have the possibility to light some real candles instead of all the fake ones I don't like.

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The Altarpiece of St James is an exquisite example of silversmith art. well worth the entry fee.

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