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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

Piazza Vescovado, Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Ravello
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 11th-century church dedicated to St. Pantaleone, whose blood is preserved in the altar.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

To get inside the cathedral you have to go through a small museum containting a variety of not very interesting artifacts and pay three euro for the privilege. Once you are inside the cathedal you are confronted by a very imposing pulpit covered in mosaics, this is definitely the highlight, however there are a few other items of interest, who... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After climbing the 60 plus stairs you will find an excellent collection of works from the 12th century through the 18th century. The Cloister of Paradise features tombs and art from the 12th century. The Basilica has a great display of items dating back from 596 AD. The Crypt features the remains of Saint Andrew Jesus first disciple. And finally... More

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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
301 attraction reviews
1,286 helpful votes 1,286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This cathedral is peaceful and well worth a visit for the beautiful interior for the art work and the beautiful mosaics.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,125 reviews 1,125 reviews
799 attraction reviews
1,043 helpful votes 1,043 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

With the scent of cumin drifting in the air, we seek out the cathedral,begun in the 9th century and finished in the 12th century,with its Arab-Norman facade. Its the most reminiscent of Muslim Spain: four tiers of variously coloured arches like lace carved in stone. Sixty steps lead to the entrance. And here,too,is Africa; the Chiostro del Paradiso,a white washed... More

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New York City, New York
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171 attraction reviews
1,332 helpful votes 1,332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

As we walked up the hill in Ravello I heard a beautiful soprano singing, I guess it was an irresistible impulse that led me into this beautiful church to listen and observe the marriage service for a few minutes, very glad I did. We met another couple and walked up the hill to a small park. All in all a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Based on many other Cathedrals and Churches we have visited in Italy the Duomo in Ravello was surprisingly austere

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Albany, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

There are so many gorgeous churches in Italy that it is easy to get jaded. The art work here is beautiful and if you are in Ravello, it is worth a quick stop in to visit and maybe sit and reflect for a bit.

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London
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3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This Cathedral is worth a visit and opens late. We found it interesting and peaceful. It is very central.

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Tiburon, CA
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10 attraction reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Don't be mislead by the low ranking, which comes from fewer reviews than the businesses which ask their customers for ratings. This church is beautiful and well worth a visit for the beautiful interior, especially the mosaics.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I was told the cathedral was a must. And see it we did, however we were told that the art and artifacts downstairs were very special. From Jerusalem , I believe. We were not allowed to go downstairs, oh well it was still worthwhile seeing the church.

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