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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 246 5525 ‎
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Wonderful church

Genoa's churches are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and this one is no exception. Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is close to Via Balbi. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Genoa's churches are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and this one is no exception. Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is close to Via Balbi. The church's current neoclassical façade hides a superb (and huge) baroque interior.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the most beautiful and elaborate church I have EVER been to (and that includes many in Italy). Even now, I would go back in a heart beat. Definitely worth a visit and keep looking up! Free entrance.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Italian Baroque churches, this is for you. A fabulous ceiling and yet a calming, serene atmosphere. Look for the 'dome within a dome' effect in the cupola. NB/ you are expected to dress respectfully and they ask anyone with bare shoulders/legs to cover up with shawls provided at the entrance.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When i was at Genoa and passing by this area at night i saw this structure. I did not get a chance to see it from inside but it was looking nice. It was looking good at night lights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice church for quiet prayer. Nice art and architecture, but not that impressive for Italy. They only let us in the back of the church. Could not walk around.

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Highland Park, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge, beautiful church. We happened to be there for Saturday evening mass at around 7:00 p.m. and they had a choir. With all the ceremony, sounds and incense, it was a memorable experience.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Wonderful architecture, frescoes, paintings, sculptures and panoramas. Hidden gem not manytaking advantages of seeing ths wonderful church. Make sure to look up and bring binoculars to see all of the details of the beautiful ceiling.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Located centrally on Via Balbi and not far from the train station, this church is easy to find and well worth a visit. The ceiling, columns, dome and gold take one's breath away . . . All the more so when you learn that this church was heavily bombed during World War II. It is stunning and surprisingly empty: we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Really interesting details There are two "paintings" to the left of the nave that are actually sculptures. The is tons of gold leaf that seems to be recently restored.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A most beautiful church in the middle of Genoa. The paintings inside are stunning . W ell worth a visit if in the area .

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