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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Simply spectacular!

Quite literally stumbled in here as it was on the extension of the street our hotel was on. OMG... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Huge Baroque Basilica

This 17th century Basilica is enormous and fully adorned in Baroque style. Lots of elaborate... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite literally stumbled in here as it was on the extension of the street our hotel was on. OMG. Amazing. The ornamentation and decoration are grand and the sunlight catching the gold leaf make it seem other-worldly. Beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShaunFradd
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This 17th century Basilica is enormous and fully adorned in Baroque style. Lots of elaborate soaring columns, paintings and sculptures and all surrounded by gold leaf. very impressive!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Doesn't look that great from outside but wow what a beauty. The ceiling is wonderful. You are asked to pay a donation on entry. It was damaged during the war but has been well renovated.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gary F
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is stunning inside and well worth a visit, the workmanship on the walls are truly amazing. This is free to visit and they just have a small collection box at entrance if you want to put a euro in to preserve these fabulous buildings

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank liz c
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Visiting this church is free and worth a visit. The ceiling frescoes are lovely but so are the hand carved wooden statues of christ and the saints. Restoration work on a major canvas is being done in the entry area so you get a very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Beautiful basilica. Restoration work Work is of the highest standard. Beautiful artworks, elaborate sculptures. Free admission.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Newytraveller53
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We embarked on a cruise from Genoa, our hotel was just a long block away. We must have walked by it several times before deciding to go in. Once in the views were spectacular. It was like being in several churches at one. Along the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Goldendome2313
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Almost as big as the cathedral, this basilica is actually far more impressive, with stunning ceilings, frescos, status and paintings to jaw drop at and admire. Completely free to visit, but it is closed during the middle of the day and not open to visitors...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The Franciscans started to build the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato in 1520. However, poor Franciscans ran out of money at the level of walls and roofs. Construction was suspended for several decades. Finally, they found a rich family of Genoa Lomellini who pledged...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We passed by this church a coupe of times when it was shut/"in prayer", but we would not be off, and it was worth the wait. Very calm and peaceful inside, with interesting art/décor.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AKW5457
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