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Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
Piazza Duomo, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Amalfi
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It was the most amazing church I have ever visited. The paintings on the ceilings were breathtaking.

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“It's the best 3 euros you'll ever spend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Once you make it up the steps and around please pay the 3 euros. you will be pleasantly surprised at what this church has to offer. The crypt is beautifuly decorated. If you spend any time in amalfi then it's worth a visit this church really is the center of community life for this town.

The frescos on the walls and the marble work on the alter takes your breath away. make sure you zoom in on the front top bit of the church if you have a zoom lens on your camera or you'll miss the 12 apostles.

There is an exhibition of church items such as mitres and alter accessories and priest garments that's inculded in the 3 euro entrance fee that is also worth a look.

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Milan, Italy
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“Gorgeous Marble!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This cathedral is definitely worth visiting--the star of Amalfi. I was most impressed with the Crypt. The decorative marble was very impressive with the variety of colors of marble used to create beautiful designs. The front if the church is also lavishly decorated with bright tiles and interesting dome. A bargain for 3 euros! Not for people with mobility issues. Wish the bus service to get there on Sundays was a bit better organized--lots of time spent waiting.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Saint Andrews church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great church amazing mosaics and relics of Saint Andrew. Lots of steps up to the entrance and 3 euros to enter but worth the look with all the original religious items to admire.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Stunningly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is the most beautiful place of worship I've ever visited. It was sad to hear a group of, I'm embarrased to say UK tourists balk at the €3 entrance fee, because they missed something very special for less than the cost of a typical cappuccino.... Your first sight of the cathedral is impressive enough, imposing clock tower and stairs leading up from a small square with pretty fountain. Once you have paid and made your way into the cloisters the outside world just melts away... It was a very hot day, but lovely and cool inside and so very peaceful, you can't comprehend that there is a bustling tourist destination the other side of those walls. Inside the cloisters are several things of note, sarcophagus of a Roman Centurian perhaps, how about a stunning frescoe? All here, I could have turned around there and then happy with my entrance fee, but no, it continues... Then you step into a hall with an incredibly high ceiling, more stunning frescoes, medieval mitres, crosses, sculptures, silver work, some of the artefacts were just so... Raiders of the Lost Ark.... Again could have turned around happy, but through the door stands the crypt... This may sound wierd but I had to inch my way through the great iron gate before I turned to take it in entirely, it's almost too much to take in all at once, a real assault on the senses. Beautiful doesn't begin to describe. Once you've digested the paintings that adorn every single surface, sit for a while and take in the alter, beneath which lies the remains of St Andrew which are only displayed on certain feast days. The imposing bronze sculpture above may look slightly familiar, it was sculpted by a student of Michelangelo. Once your eyes have taken in as much as they can, you are now wondering if the cathedral itself can live up to what has prececeeded it. It does, but in a more understated way than the Crypt, I found the relics in the gold reliquary of St Andrew completely fascinating, the ceiling paintings are stunning, and the faint smell of insence, very atmospheric, like something lifted from the pages of a Dan Brown novel. The place had quite a profound effect on me as a non believer, I can only imagine how it would inspire the faithful.

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