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Complesso Museale della Cattedrale

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Address: Piazza Antelminelli, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0583 490530
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A nice collection, well displayed in an architecturally well designed space

This is one of many examples of really neat Luchese use of historical spaces for a new activity. [For another near example, see how a standalone library was slickly placed in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many examples of really neat Luchese use of historical spaces for a new activity. [For another near example, see how a standalone library was slickly placed in historical San Ponziano church.] The duomo-linked collection is small but astounding; go through the duomo itself first. The collection includes fine manuscripts, gold and silverwork linked to the cathedral... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Lucca Cathedral we decided to check out the cathedral museum and very interesting it is. although the actual building housing the museum is obviously old, the interior is modern and replete with many extremely old artefacts and paintings. There is a charge for admission but well worth it.

Thank PutneySW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following our visit to Lucca Cathedral we took the opportunity of visiting the cathedral museum, seeing a number of great items of value and antiquity.

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Linz, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

The building has a lift but you have to use steps to get to the lift so the building is not suitable for disabled people. Displays of vestments, chalices etc and liturgical and musical plainsong.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is worth visiting. It's a modern museum inside historic buildings. The interior is modern and has a bewildering layout with walkways and display areas on many levels so that you can see the exhibits from different directions. It is the home of many important artifacts and works of art from the cathedral's collection, which had been in storage and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

After finishing the Duomo tour with our tour group we returned to this museum to supplement the history we heard on our tour. There are rooms on multiple levels to view artifacts and an elevator is also available. The audio guide was really beneficial to the displays and worth the very small euro price. If you visit the Duomo be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a relatively small museum, but with a wide selection of exhibits to illustrate the Duomo's history. It's constructed ingeniously by combining two buildings with floors of different levels which has to be seen to be believed. After seeing the jewels which annually adorn the Holy Face (Volto Santo) take the lift to the top floor and work your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to the Cattedrale Museum with my husband and daughter as it was included with the entrance for the Cathedral. Unbelievable what this museum had in its showcases! Absolutely beautiful art, artifacts and religious outerwear. SO many interesting pieces from early 14th century and older. My daughter (14 yrs old) happily went from room to room, taking spectacular photos and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

In the center of historic Lucca, this cathedral dates back to the 6th century with renovations in the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the art work and decorations are attributed to Italian artists from the 14th and 15th centuries. this cathedral is certainly breath-taking and humbling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

- Get a Audio Guide' else you may not get to know the details. -A compact museum, not crowed, go around the display in a lovely architecture. -Use the lift a couple of times, to have a good view of the rooms.!!! (the audio guide will explain about this interesting view) - Golden accouterments of VOLTO SANTO is a class... More 

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