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Duomo di Prato

Piazza del Duomo, Prato, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Prato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Could have stood and stared at the amazing frescoes all morning!! Beautiful calming atmosphere. Well worth a visit. Would recommend.

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san francisco
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Prato's duomo doesn't hold a candle to the one in Florence, of course. No huge dome or tower that you can climb. But it's also blessedly free of tourists and has something it's more visited sibling doesn't: a holy relic (Mary's girdle) and a really nifty viewing platform for its periodic presentation to the public. The piazza del Duomo is... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As an art lover and a fan of Filippo Lippi, I was blown away by his frescoes at the Duomo di Prato. They are magnificent. More than worth the charge of a few euros, Lippi's frescos will likely be much less crowded than other famous chapels (like Arezzo's Piero della Francesco cycle). If you are especially keen, check out the... More

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Prato, Toscana, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lippi frescos are delightful. And if you can be there for the display from the pulpit of the Virgin's belt which occurs several times each year, you are in for a lovely surprise. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Prato.

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Roswell, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I find the smaller, less-trafficked churches more sacred and enjoyable without throngs of visitors jostling. This charming church was built in the 13th century, though it was founded in the 9th! It has a unique exterior pulpit by Donatello and its claim to fame is the Girdle of the Virgin. There is an elaborate carved pulpit by Pisano and beautiful... More

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, France
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

It might not be the most wonderful cathedral you've seen, but it certainly is a high point in a visit to Prato. Note the interesting - and unique? - pulpit built on an exterior corner of the building. The facade is fairly austere and perhaps a little misleading, because Inside are some wonderful frescoes which are worth the visit.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A beautiful piazza and the outside is beautiful and classic. The inside is much more functional, you can tell this is a regular place of worship for a lot of the locals.

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Pool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Outside is not too special, but inside is wonderful. A bit like the opposite to THE Duomo in Florence!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stunning cathedral, interesting outside walls in Green and White stone, frescoes all over the walls and ceiling inside the Cintola Chapel and near the Altar (and only EU3 entry).

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Prato is a gem. This Duomo has just had it's Frescos restored to their former glory and the charge to see inside is just Euro 3.

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