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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

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Address: Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 265786
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A beautiful serene part of history

The art and architecture match the best in Rome. I particularly likes the sculptured altars. Every niche holds a new surprise. I was shocked to find it difficult to find an open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The art and architecture match the best in Rome. I particularly likes the sculptured altars. Every niche holds a new surprise. I was shocked to find it difficult to find an open mass to attend. Very few

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great church in heart of Genoa. Black and white marble columns are interesting but it only takes about 10 minutes tops to see as most of church is roped off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you don't want to or can't, walk upstairs, ignore the front magnificent entrance and carry on round to the side entrance which is up a slight ramp. The church is ornate outside but inside it has painted religious ceilings and the side chapels are good too. Check out the treasury, great stain glass windows (note the great one over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not even looking for it, I had no map, I just walked around and found it, breathtaking, definitly worth it, I'm not catholic but I still appreciate the efforts in design and architecture put into all these historical churches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the church at the end of a Saturday mass, so were happy to see the beauty of this historical building. It's atmosfere is unique, especially the medivial sculptures and the side altars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impossible to be miss coming up from the Genova Harbout toward the Centro Storico. The magnificient structure is towering most of the surrounding streets anyway, so is hard to miss. Interiors are worthy a visit as well, but please remember is a Church, so no beachwears or silly behaviour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on the way to a local restaurant, was nice to see this and the square with relatively no tourists about. Very nice architecture and nice to have a wander around.

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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church. The outside has much to be admired as does the inside. And we especially liked that inside there was not as much gold as in some of the other churches we have visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decoration inside the church is spectacular. There is a dress code for entry but at the side door ladies can borrow a wrap if required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice hidden sqaure and momental cathedral, by a portion of focaccia, something to drink and enjoy every single detail

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