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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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A must see.

This church is very interesting and beautiful. It is well worth a visit and has a lot of interesting history and relics. The interior is calming and spending some time inside was... read more

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

This church is very interesting and beautiful. It is well worth a visit and has a lot of interesting history and relics. The interior is calming and spending some time inside was rewarding.

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too many people know that before 13-14 centuries italian churches reminded what people are looking for in thr russian churches. it was the Vizantine style of arts that can be found in those rary places like Monreale cathedral in Secily or San Marco in Venice. This basilica is of this type

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited in the past and do not recollect paying then but you have to now. It is a reasonably interesting Basilica but given you have to pay to go in now there is not enough that makes it stand out compared to chuches that are free. So I think that makes it average rather than good. The main items... More 

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Zabbar, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This basilica is found only a few metres away from Piazza Anfiteatro and thus it is worth surely a visit. The facade of this Basilica is amazing and beautiful.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lodging very close to this church so we passed several times in front of it. Really charming with a basic plain setting but highlighted and adorned by rich decorations of rich materials such as gold and blue mineral (lapiz lazuli). Charming to visit whilst in the city.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the first religious site we visited in Lucca, and it didn't disappoint ! As soon as you enter and see the beautiful paintings and frescas on the lefthand side, your visit is already a success ! So much to uncover in this beautiful basilica !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We found parking near the rear exit of the city very easy and the city was simple to explore, clean and the people welcoming.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Another example of an artistic use of the local marble, we just stood and stared forever, the workmanship is stellar!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

San Frediano is right next the wall and near the Palazzo Pfanner. It's not a long vist. Unfortunately the tower is closed. It doesn't have art masterpieces but it has art and architecture of interest. The English is printed on red paper and a little hard to read in a shadowy church.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Took a break from the incredibly hot weather in Lucca to visit a few churches and basilicas. San Frediano's mural on its towering exterior is definitely stunning. Upon entering the massive space, your eye goes up and up and up to the timbered ceiling. (A few years ago, many cities began began staffing the churches during several hours each day... More 

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