Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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  • Keith K
    Brighton, Michigan370 contributions
    Beautiful Church
    Stunning church in the heart of town. The square in front of the church is very busy as it sits in the Main Street of Amalfi with many tourists. Great place to people watch, shop, and have a delicious snack.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2023
  • Tom
    Manchester, United Kingdom15 contributions
    A calming space, away from the crowds
    We visited the cathedral as part of a day-trip tour of the Amalfi coast. Entry includes access to il Chiostro del Paradiso, la Basilica del Crocifisso, and la Cripta del Duomo. I really liked the cloister because it was so peaceful and the crypt is impressively decorated. The basilica was a little uninspiring and, inside, the cathedral itself was a fairly typical Italian cathedral; but it only cost a few euros to enter, so we had no complaints.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 10, 2023
  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, Florida3,350 contributions
    Don't Miss It
    It is rated the number 1 "thing to do" in Amalfi for a reason--it is incredibly beautiful both inside and out. Its exterior is somewhat unique in that the multi coloration certainly adds to its beauty. It has a commanding place high above the main piazza and if you traverse the main street Via Lorenzo you run right into it. Plan on spending about 30 minutes exploring the interior, it is well worth the time.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • MADHURKJAIN
    Vadodara, India395 contributions
    Duomo of Amalfi
    The Duomo with a magnificent facade and grand stairs lies right in the centre of main square of Amalfi. Top of the stairs affords a panoramic view of the surrounding village. The basilica inside has beautifully decorated ceiling and wall carvings. For a reasonable entry fee, worth a quick visit
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Grewaldo
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom213 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    The Duomo is very close to the Pier where you are likely to have hopped off your boat if doing a day trip like we did. It’s a beautiful church with the Paradise Cloister a real highlight, beautifully cultivated and maintained. The Chapel and other areas of the short tour are worth seeing, incredibly peaceful and serene.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • robin f
    Lindfield, United Kingdom87 contributions
    Beautiful Duomo, spectacular crypt
    Entry is very reasonable 4Euros, and the route through the Duomo includes various sections which are all described in a pamphlet provided. The building is magnificent, up many steps, and the crypt was highly ornate and quite unexpected. The cathedral was quiet and we felt the history of many thousands of worshippers over the centuries. A welcome oasis of calm after the hustle and bustle outside.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Carlos L.
    Palm Desert, California1,591 contributions
    Great church and facade!
    Beautiful church and visit. We paid 10 euros for the entrance fee to see all of the sites here: il Chiostro del Paradiso. La Basilica del Crocifisso, il Museo, La Cripta, La Cattedrale. Worth visiting.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Isa b
    Gatineau, Canada1,436 contributions
    Relics of St-Andrews.
    We were lucky to be able to go in just before a wedding. We toured the museum and then I was surprised to find that the church had the relics of St. Andrews the apostle. People were in adoration and it was a beautiful crypt. Then as we went to visit the Church, wedding guests had arrived in their most beautiful outfits; and the bride was walking up. What a sight!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • 161kirsin
    159 contributions
    Magnificent!
    Whst an historical and beautiful cathedral! There was a lot to explore, the cathedrsl itself but also a museum and a crypt where the relics of the body of St. Andrew are kept. We did not attend a guided tour, but the guides in each section were happy to answer our questions and share their knowledge. Absolutely worth visiting!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 20, 2023
  • calypsoEastSussex
    Hastings, United Kingdom430 contributions
    Very good visit after 30 years
    This is a very stunning duomo from the outside and it is reasonably priced to enter, only 4€ each. The cloisters were as you would expect peaceful and contemplative, but were enhanced by an exhibition going on. The crypt and 5he main cathedral wer3 ev3n better. It is well over 30 years since I last visited here and it was as if I was seeing it for the 1st time. I would thoroughly recommend visiting
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,202 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
For the small 3€ fee to enter this amazing Duomo it is pretty good value. The stairs you need to climb to visit are stunning and from the top afford a great view of the square. Very imposing. The first basilica has numerous artefacts to view and information to read and a dramatic crucifixion model hangs from the ceiling. The crypt is beautiful and the columns and ceiling are jaw dropping. Incredible detail and very well preserved. Absolutely startling to see. The main basilica is another marvel to be hold. Ornate to an unbelievable degree. The panelled decorations on the columns lead your gaze up to the sublime ceiling art. An absolute triumph. My neck hurt after a while as your eyes are transfixed by what has been achieved.
Written November 13, 2021
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,751 contributions
Oct 2022
The price of admission is very reasonable (3 euro if I recall correctly). We enjoyed the different parts of the tour ... a courtyard, a very old portion of the church, a 'museum-like' area with religious artifacts, the crypt where the relics of St. Andrew are located, and the main basilica, which is gorgeous! Two different nights while we were eating dinner in the square, a bride and groom came out to take photos on the steps and the whole town cheered for them. It was quite fun!
Written October 18, 2022
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,149 contributions
Nov 2019
The visit to this superb cathedral certainly began at the bottom of the 62 steps leading to the entrance! The church looked majestic with the shining golden mosaic on the top, the intricate Moorish details of the facade and the portico. On the left, we saw the bell tower, built in the XII. and XIII. century, with a precious majolica finish on the top.

This church was built in the X. century right next to the older Basilica del Crocifisso and in the XII. century the churches together formed a church with six(!) aisles in Romanesque style. Nowadays, they are two separate buildings, they were separated in the XVI. century. In the XIX. century, the facade was reconstructed, because it partially collapsed during a storm and strong wind.

We were lucky: the bronze door, which arrived from Constantinople in the XI. century was open, as there was a wedding and the bride and groom entered the church though it!

The interior of the church is in Baroque style, the ancient columns are enclosed and covered with inlaid marble. The high altar has four nice columns and is dominated by a painting depicting the crucifixion of Saint Andrew the Apostle. The ceiling is also covered with paintings. But we could not examine the details of the interior because there was the wedding mass.
Written October 24, 2020
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janiewa
Punta Gorda, FL538 contributions
Oct 2021
This church dominates the main square of Amalfi with it's dramatic staircase and intricate facade. We did not make time to go inside but enjoyed the view as we visited a nearby cafe for beers and a snack. It was fun to wander among the nearby shops, see the charming fountain and enjoy the hustle and bustle of all the people passing by.
Written November 20, 2021
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robin f
Lindfield, UK87 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Entry is very reasonable 4Euros, and the route through the Duomo includes various sections which are all described in a pamphlet provided. The building is magnificent, up many steps, and the crypt was highly ornate and quite unexpected. The cathedral was quiet and we felt the history of many thousands of worshippers over the centuries. A welcome oasis of calm after the hustle and bustle outside.
Written July 17, 2023
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calypsoEastSussex
Hastings, UK430 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a very stunning duomo from the outside and it is reasonably priced to enter, only 4€ each. The cloisters were as you would expect peaceful and contemplative, but were enhanced by an exhibition going on.

The crypt and 5he main cathedral wer3 ev3n better. It is well over 30 years since I last visited here and it was as if I was seeing it for the 1st time.
I would thoroughly recommend visiting
Written October 9, 2023
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK474 contributions
Mar 2020
A beautiful church situated in the main square. Some lovely steps leading up to this Roman Catholicism church dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew. The architecture is a mixture of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Byzantine. Quite stunning. Well worth popping inside to have a look around and also to visit the crypt. Often referred to by the locals as the religious, historic and cultural heart of Amalfi. Unfortunately at the time of visit the church was surrounded by scaffolding
Written April 10, 2020
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Tom
Manchester, UK15 contributions
Apr 2023
We visited the cathedral as part of a day-trip tour of the Amalfi coast. Entry includes access to il Chiostro del Paradiso, la Basilica del Crocifisso, and la Cripta del Duomo.

I really liked the cloister because it was so peaceful and the crypt is impressively decorated. The basilica was a little uninspiring and, inside, the cathedral itself was a fairly typical Italian cathedral; but it only cost a few euros to enter, so we had no complaints.
Written April 10, 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,916 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
In front of the church is a grand staircase and at the top the two churches are build to each other. Entrance fee has to be paid , also show your QR. inside are some showcases in which some religious items are displayed. Walk downstairs to visit the crypt. Here is the grandeur visited as it upstairs must have been at some point in history.
Written November 9, 2021
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dapper777
Monaco32,675 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you are in Amalfi, make a tour of its cathedral, a definite thing to do.
It is located in the heart of the old historic center, just off the Piazza del Duomo.
It is really a beautiful church.
Built in the 9th Century it is a wonderful example of many styles of Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque Architecture.
It is dedicated to the Apostle St. Andrew whose relics are kept inside the church.
The "striped" cathedral is the symbol of the city of Amalfi and is particularly enhanced by the imposing, steep and long staircase.
This cathedral, which dates back to the beginning of the 10th century and has undergone several renovations, is actually the result of two churches. Exactly, because there were two basilicas in Amalfi. The first was built around the year 1000 by Duke Mansone, the second was built in the mid-9th century and was larger than the first.
At the beginning of the 13th century, Archbishop Pietro Capuano and Cardinal Matteo Capuano decided to unify the two buildings, forming a single basilica.
Its current appearance is the result of a reconstruction carried out between the 16th and 18th centuries, but the current façade is the work of Enrico Alvino, in the 19th century.
The tower was instead built in 1180 and restored in the 18th century.
Inside the church you can see the coffered ceiling covering the ancient marble columns and a panel, on the main altar, with the figure of Saint Andrew the Apostle, protector of the city of fishermen and sailors.
The Baroque style is the result of renovation over the centuries after construction.
The portal has a larger dome, with a fresco by Domenico Morelli and Paolo Vetri, as well as doors made of bronze cast in Constantinople and sent to Amalfi by sea.
Gothic-Renaissance works of art are preserved in the chapels.
During construction and renovations, the architects made changes to the church to bring it into line with the prevailing style of the time. It was not uncommon to use material from the previous renovation.
Some of the decorations are now found in local museums, while the frescoes and other details have been lost.
Amalfi is a fascinating city. Its history, culture and architecture should not only be appreciated and admired from afar.
The best thing about Amalfi and its cathedtal is being able to visit it.
For us, visiting it was truly a memorable experience.
Written January 11, 2024
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