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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
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+39 010 254 9511

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Very nice place

In genoa there are many Churches, but this place gives a charm and history of Jesu. So quiet and nice.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In genoa there are many Churches, but this place gives a charm and history of Jesu. So quiet and nice.

Thank Pg N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we did the palazzi the day before but the murals on the tour made a much bigger impression. Lovely lady took us around and well worth doing - one stunning mural (immaculate conception) and all souls/saints picture I liked

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Yes, there is plenty of beautiful churches in Genova. But this one offers you a special (free) tour by a passionate guide. He takes you to the cloister, the catacombes and other hidden places. Very enjoyable are the decorated relics...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This papally designated basilica is near the port and the walls of the ancient city. It is easy to imagine both the wealthy sponsors and the at risk sailors praying to Mary for protection of their maritime adventures. Gorgeous murals. Must see

Thank Mike K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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