Duomo di Pisa

Duomo di Pisa

Duomo di Pisa
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Founded in 1064 and consecrated with great pomp on September 26th 1118, the Cathedral was built in two stages, one by architect Buscheto, who created the original layout with the basilican body with four aisles and one nave, a transept with one nave and two aisles, and the dome on the cross vault, and one by Rainaldo, who extended the building and the façade. The building was not finally completed until the last quarter of the XII century, when Bonannoís bronze leaves were placed on the central door, which were later destroyed by the devastating fire of 1595, after which many of the destroyed works were replaced and a vast decorative plan was started.
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ianwebb75
London, UK924 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The Duomo is a stunning cathedral but I was slightly underwhelmed. Maybe comparisons to Florence Basilica’s clouded my judgement but it just didn’t wow me. Still a good place to visit and admire the beauty.
Written December 28, 2021
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andrew p
West Chester, PA2,741 contributions
Oct 2021
seeing it again was as stunning as it was 30 years ago .Three of the greatest buildings in the world in one spot!
Written November 24, 2021
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,354 contributions
Sep 2021
Wonderful church that started construction in 1064. Walking tour only, took one photo looking inside. They used whatever stones they could (some were recycled from other monuments - look closely).
Written October 6, 2021
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,530 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Even though there are crowds of people inside and outside, given the large spaces everywhere, safe distancing can be easily observed. Tickets for the Cathedral can be obtained on the right side of the complex, at a separate building from the information office. It does not cost anything, it is a way of them counting the visitors. Covid - 19 Green Pass was required as well as wearing a face mask. Photos are allowed inside the cathedral, and it is a truly impressive and magnificent place. The architect, and two artists responsible for the façade and the original pulpit are actually buried in the Cathedral
Written September 25, 2021
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Tibor P
Budapest, Hungary327 contributions
May 2021
The leaning tower is not worth taking up, the cathedral and the Camposanto are a great experience. Pisano's pulpit is definitely worth a close look. I expected more from the picture of the Madonna di sotto gli organi. The cathedral contains the tomb of the German-Roman Emperor Henry VII.
Written September 25, 2021
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Ioana R
Sinaia, Romania2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
The outside is nice, however paying 20 euros to visit the tower and the cathedral is not worth it. The staff is very rude and the dress code is stupid: uncovered shoulders are completely unacceptable. 😂
Written September 2, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,705 contributions
Aug 2021
Large medieval Romanesque cathedral next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is extremely impressive from the outside, we could not enter because there was a huge queue, but we peeked through the door and it looked impressive with a huge mosaic of Christ.
Written August 20, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,086 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
You can get a free ticket to visit the various sites in the area. There was a bit of a line but if you want to go inside the sites it’s worth it. Be prepared for being around a lot of people.
Written July 31, 2021
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Blue Heeler
Atlanta, GA693 contributions
Jul 2021
I'm not sure what people are talking about when saying they had to pay a fee. The ticket office is directly opposite and they were free (note, you have to get a free ticket to enter, which is quite strange). However, the cathedral, the artworks and the grounds are beautiful. The engineering effort to construct such marvels in their day still astounds me. It was well worth the visit
Written July 8, 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,697 contributions
Jun 2021
you can visit the Cathedral for free, but you need a ticket to do so. from the outside it is mainly big, from the inside nothing special except very few pieces. but the whole site is nice and sure worth the visit.
Written June 12, 2021
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