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Address: Piazza IV Novembre/Piazza Danti, 06123, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number: 075-572-3832
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Vast, staid, Gothic Cathedral

The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Duomo is a must see if you are in Perugia. The fabulous architecture is worthy of a visit. The quality of the craftsmanship is old world. Structures of this type took hundreds of years to build but last over 900 years and more. Nothing like this in the USA. Stunningly beautiful.

Thank RobOlson
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense and very austere. The steps leading up to the entrances seem to be a meeting place for both tourists as well as locals. There is also a GREAT Gelateria right... More 

Thank Dumos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Lorenzo, was built between 1345 & 1490 on the site of a former but smaller church. The cathedral is not that impressive to look at. In fact, as you will see the side facing the central square, is unfinished with only a small area having been completed with the white & pink marble.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No photographs allowed, but every other tourist was flashing away, oblivious to the respect that this church deserves, and to the annoyance they cause to others. You can spend hours here just looking at the walls and their paintings within chapels, at the lovely stained-glass windows, the fantastic three-dimensional altar sculptures, and the amazingly-painted very high ceilings. Afterwards, don't miss... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

You can't miss this church as you're walking in the city center. Please take a few minutes to view the various paintings.

Thank Julie F
Fuerth, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

A Must to visit this Place! As very Special of this cathedral is the fully painted ceiling. Not often seen in Italy. It also shows the history of over 500 years of that building. A big Match to your Town visit of Perugia.

Thank Flsammler
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Cattedrale di San Lorenzo is a major landmark in Perugia, construction of the building was commenced in 1345 and completed in 1490. Taking a closer look at the exterior walls you can see that the final laying of the white and pink marble was never completed, there is only a small section completed. Entry into the Cathedral is via... More 

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Jacksonville, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a grand cathedral--with amazing art, frescoes, and beautiful little side chapels. Pay attention to the shrine to the Madonna--if you walk around it, you will find many milagros (silver medals that correspond to particular prayers) layered inside old wood frames.A good place to meditate, pray, and light a candle.

Thank J S
Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Unfortunately, the French looted and never returned the church's most famous work of art, but there is still a gorgeous Barocci deposition and a sweet fresco of some of the local saints by one of Perugino's students. Otherwise, the artwork is mediocre. However, for the fan of Caravaggio, the church has several paintings by one of his biographers/rivals, the one... More 

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dekalb, illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Not as impressive as many of these kinds of churches are. A bit dark in the interior. Height of ceiling is impressive. Decorations not particularly memorable.

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