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Duomo di Prato

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Prato, Italy
Phone Number: 0574-26-234
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Beautiful inside and out

The striped exterior (of white marble from Carrara and green from Prato) is very striking, and it is enhanced by the beautiful sculptures, including the pulpit by Donatello, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Prato is not a welcoming town, to say the least, and the church is not worth the shlep. Do some more wine tasting anywhere in Chianti instead

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The striped exterior (of white marble from Carrara and green from Prato) is very striking, and it is enhanced by the beautiful sculptures, including the pulpit by Donatello, and the panel by Della Robbia above the entrance. Admission to the cathedral is free, but to get close to the Filippo Lippi frescoes behind the altar, visitors must pay a fee.... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The outside is beautiful! I was particularly amazed by the balcony! The nr. one attraction in Prato for me. Did not enter the church though.

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Prato, Italy
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152 reviews 152 reviews
12 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Probably one of the best cycle of affreschi in Tuscany. Filippo lippi at his best. Don't forget also to visit the museum of sacred art close to duomo, whit Donatello's formelle.

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London
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved the stain windows and well preserved frescoes. Be prepared to pay and extra €3.00 for a close up view and information.

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Aylesbury
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have a passion for art history so this was obviously going to have the 'wow' factor for me but it really is truly breathtaking. There is a very unusual (well I haven't seen one before) pulpit on the outside of the building. The church holds a reliquary of the belt of the Virgin Mary, held in a side chapel... More 

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GLASGOW
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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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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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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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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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