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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello

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Address: Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010/2549511
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Near Stant' Agostino metro stop. Very difficult to find so ask the locals. It is well worth the effort. The church stands not far from the remains of the fortified castle of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Stant' Agostino metro stop. Very difficult to find so ask the locals. It is well worth the effort. The church stands not far from the remains of the fortified castle of the bishop, built between the 9th and 10th centuries on top of the hill, on the site occupied by the pre-Roman, Roman and Byzantine fortifications. Recycled materials -... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old old church, hidden along back streets and quite tricky to find, but worth the effort. Beautiful artwork and architecture, serene, unspoiled by tourists, like stepping back in time a thousand years.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Even though we didn't attend mass, we were able to go inside pray, light a candle, and spend son time with God. As with all the churches in Europe, it is a beautiful church.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is well worth visiting particularly for the murals on the ceiling. Truly phenomenal. There are excellent old masters paintings on the walls and not many tourists go here, so there is lot of peace and tranquillity.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We arrived at Santa Maria di Castello after a search through winding alleyways but it was worth it. We were allocated an English speaking guide who took us (a couple) through the church and part of the monastry and showed us the most amazing artifacts as well as paintings, the garden and a family chapel. We were amazed as it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This Romanesque style Basilica and adjoining convent was rebuilt in the 12th C. and is situated on Castello hill in the old part of Genoa. The church was enlarged in 1442 and is flanked by a 41 m high family owned Tower of the Embriaci from the 12th C. The place is somewhat tricky to find and it's tough to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Amazing Cathedra, a read hidden trasure up the hill of historican centre near the fish market. Worth a visit, seems like going back in time.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I read about this church in some travel review, and armed with a trusty "Genova City Map", we set off to find it. We walked and walked, around in circles, up steps, down numerous alleyways, but we finally found it, tucked in a little corner surrounded by apartment blocks. From the outside it is nothing spectacular, and even inside it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A very interesting visit of a beautiful building. We can feel the history passing through this fabulous basilica.

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Long Beach California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Beautiful architecture, free to enter and lots of info inside... although i only saw Italian. Helpful staff

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