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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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A stunning Cathedral

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Krish M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a beautiful medieval church with monastery and multiple cloisters. There are wonderful frescoes and works of art in it. We had a fascinating free tour led by a volunteer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This former Dominican monastery is definitely worth a visit. there are wonderful things to see and a guided tour to take you round. We spent an excellent 90 minutes there.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We didn't go inside as we were there as part of an excursion from our ship and the tour guide took us around the place. Unfortunately they have a siesta in the afternoon so have a service from 1100 to 1200 midday before retiring for their siesta so we took the opportunity to visit the market and town surrounding the... More 

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