Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
4.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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  • travelsafer
    7,050 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in Genova, Italy
    this magnificent cathedral is near palazzo Ducale and not too far from the aquarium. When we visited it, the exterior had a lot of scaffolding in place because of some restorations being done. On the outside, two lions statues guard the entrance. The interior is very beautiful but only the part near the entrance can be visited. It felt like being in a museum. I just wished we could see it without the scaffolding and work in progress.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Mary Healy
    Mullingar, Ireland248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short visit
    We were just visiting for the day from our cruise as we happened upon this wonderful cathedral. We even got the end of a Mass with a bishop and about 5 priests. There were not too many in the congregation. We lit candles for our loved deceased. The architecture is outstanding.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2023
  • swoodruf
    Muskegon, Michigan1,608 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral with Amazing Facade
    The outside of this cathedral was just incredibly beautiful. The craftsmanship and artistry are really worth looking at. I loved the variety of colors and patterns in tilework on the outside of the building. Inside the church, it was just as beautiful. It is a relatively large cathedral found in the old part of Genoa. It is still a working church, so going to mass here would be a possibility.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 30, 2023
  • B d A
    Athens, Greece982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    transcending its epoch
    Impressive edifice. Post romanesque Gothic occupying an area of impeded topographical prominence, i.e. less visible from a distance or on a hill. Striped masonry of the interior has transcendental value whereas the baroquish innards allow for a different narrative. Artistic treasures and jewelry collections exist within and along. Mannerist Tavarone, stained glass and works by artists Matteo Civitali, Taddeo Carlone, and the Della Portas are of value. The structure of the interior is of value not in the proportions or the stained glass which are overawed by the frescoes nonetheless standing their ground. The lions at the entrance and the undetonated shell add insult to the not effected injury.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 8, 2024
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great architecture and lovely Church
    We walked here from our cruise ship. It was quite busy with visitors (mainly from the cruise ship) but it’s large enough inside to accommodate a crowd. The candles were mainly electric which I guess cuts down the fire hazard. Inside it’s stunning but the architecture outside is great too. Well worth a visit and it’s free (but you should leave a small donation)
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2024
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B d A
Athens, Greece982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Impressive edifice. Post romanesque Gothic occupying an area of impeded topographical prominence, i.e. less visible from a distance or on a hill. Striped masonry of the interior has transcendental value whereas the baroquish innards allow for a different narrative. Artistic treasures and jewelry collections exist within and along. Mannerist Tavarone, stained glass and works by artists Matteo Civitali, Taddeo Carlone, and the Della Portas are of value. The structure of the interior is of value not in the proportions or the stained glass which are overawed by the frescoes nonetheless standing their ground. The lions at the entrance and the undetonated shell add insult to the not effected injury.
Written April 8, 2024
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Misch
Washington DC, DC398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
No visit to Genoa is compete without a visit to “Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo!” The architecture of the outside of the Cathedral, as well as the inside of the Cathedral are breathtaking in every way. Unfortunately, as of the time that I took these photos (July, 2022), the outside of the structure is being cleaned or restored so there is a lot of scaffolding, but do not let it prevent you from visiting! As you can see from my photos, it is still magnificent. Cathedrals and Holy Sites as amazing as “Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo” deserve to be kept up and looking great, so please be mindful of that if you visit!
Written January 21, 2023
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michael B
Brooklyn, NY58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Genova is an old large busteling city. This Cathedral Exterior and especially interior are beautiful . The stain glass windows are magnificent. The paintings on the ceiling are not only exquisite but tell a story. It is an enjoyable stop. When in Genoa ,Italy it is a worthwhile half hour visit.
Written April 19, 2020
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Completed at the beginning of the 12th century after almost two centuries of construction. Then, repeatedly rebuilt over the next several times, so that in its architecture and interiors we can find references to many styles. Noteworthy are the 12th-century Romanesque northern portal, late Gothic door and rosette of the main entrance, the Renaissance chapel of St. John the Baptist. Beautiful architecture. The cathedral's location for visitors to Genoa is very convenient as it is still in the historic center, a stone's throw from Piazza de Ferrari and the ancient port. A must-see when visiting Genoa.
Written June 18, 2022
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We walked here from our cruise ship. It was quite busy with visitors (mainly from the cruise ship) but it’s large enough inside to accommodate a crowd. The candles were mainly electric which I guess cuts down the fire hazard. Inside it’s stunning but the architecture outside is great too. Well worth a visit and it’s free (but you should leave a small donation)
Written July 5, 2024
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travelsafer
7,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
this magnificent cathedral is near palazzo Ducale and not too far from the aquarium. When we visited it, the exterior had a lot of scaffolding in place because of some restorations being done. On the outside, two lions statues guard the entrance. The interior is very beautiful but only the part near the entrance can be visited. It felt like being in a museum. I just wished we could see it without the scaffolding and work in progress.
Written August 26, 2023
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Anne B
Camdenton, MO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Loved the Cathedral San Lorenzo. The exterior is beautiful Ligurian black and white. We found the dog (legend of the sculptor who carved the dog in memory of a dog who visiting during the construction of the cathedral). It in on the right as you enter. It is worth it to read the history before going. Truly a highlight in Genoa.
Written July 4, 2023
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This cathedral fits into this older section surrounded by the many residences. A small square in the front allows you to see the grandeur and design. Inside it presents a dark appearance even in the middle of the day. There is a lot of art and sculptures to see.
Written April 1, 2023
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The outside of this cathedral was just incredibly beautiful. The craftsmanship and artistry are really worth looking at. I loved the variety of colors and patterns in tilework on the outside of the building. Inside the church, it was just as beautiful. It is a relatively large cathedral found in the old part of Genoa. It is still a working church, so going to mass here would be a possibility.
Written October 30, 2023
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christiano_10
Tczew, Poland537 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I'm not sure what kind of things you'd expect to see inside. None of them you probably will. Not only extremely stuffy in the summer, but also a fence preventing you from going close to the main altar - a mistake. Unless you only want to pray.
Written September 19, 2021
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