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“Magnificent outside, disappointing inside!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo Pisa

Duomo Pisa
Piazza del Duomo, 56100 Pisa, Italy
050 560 547
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Pisa
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Worcester
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“Magnificent outside, disappointing inside!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a really impressive building on the outside, being located next to the Leaning Tower on the Campo dei Miracoli. It is the only building on this site which is free to visit.

We found the inside of the Duomo much less impressive. This was not helped by the fact that when we were in Pisa, you were only able to access the very rear of the Duomo with the vast majority of the inside area being cordoned off. It was not clear whether this was a permanent arrangement, but the atmosphere was ruined by the presence of two uniformed guards who appeared to be eager to apprehend anyone who tried to cross the cordon, or take photos.
Another small area of the Duomo was accessible for private prayer.

Overall, the Duomo inside was very disappointing. It is much better simply to take in the external views of the building.

Visited February 2013
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“Simply Classically Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A very traditional Duomo interior, beautifully created, amazing detail. Take your time and enjoy it. Only thing I would add is that you cannot take photos inside so get some good postcards at the stalls outside.

Visited December 2012
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Ockenheim, Germany
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“As long as you're there.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've said a similar thing in my other reviews of the area. If this cathedral were anywhere else, by itself, it wouldn't be as impressive. However, with the backdrop including the leaning tower and baptistry, it makes quite the trio.

I was impressed with the inside of the church, especially the carved pulpit on the left side of the sanctuary.

Entrance to the cathedral is free, but you do need to go to the ticket office and get a ticket to get in. (That way they can track how many people are visiting.) With the rest of the plaza, it's worth a look inside.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

It's free to visit inside the Duomo, but you still need to get an entrance ticket from the office behind the building. The outside of the building is pretty stunning especially the facade where the main doors are located. Inside the cathdral is a daunting space with a wonderful fresco in the dome above the alter. The pulpit is also noteworthy. Well worth the visit.

Visited February 2013
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Pontedera, Italy
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“Pisa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Duomo from Pisa is located at Piazza dei Miracoli. Here is Landing Tower and The baptistery.
I belive the tiket to visit inside duomo is 7 euro.
In nearbie is a Mc`Donalds and places for suvenirs.

Visited October 2012
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