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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore

Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore
Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302885
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Ranked #15 of 220 Attractions in Florence
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Best €8 I have ever spent you do need stamina to climb the steps but if you still have any breath left the view will take that away from you

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“Stunning church- moreso outside than inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

What can you say about one of the most beautiful buildings to grace God's green earth. It is breathtakingly beautiful, massive and with a presence that demands attention. The exterior is just so beautiful. The inside is lovely, but nothing to match its outside. It stands as a testament to huan ability to fashion the earth into something that will be marvelled at for millenium to come. The tower which you pay 6 euro to climb is equally impressive and so worth the money and climb. The views make you want to weep.

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“Most amazing Cathedral ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I was amazed when I reached Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. I can't describe enough the beauty of it. It looks like a painting. Must see while in Florence.

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“Spectacular in moonlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Recently cleaned exterior shines in moonlight even in the rain. View from all angles to appreciate the exterior facade with its pink, green, and white Tuscan marble.
The Baptistery bronze doors are fabulous. Inside the mosaic ceiling is marvelous.

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“Simply stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Of course the Duomo is a must see in Florence. Breathtaking on the outside, and beautiful on the inside. And make sure you climb the Dome, it is a difficult climb up, but once you get there the view is totally worth it.

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