Museo della Cattedrale

Museo della Cattedrale, Ferrara

Museo della Cattedrale
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
285 reviews
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Andrew D
Milan, Italy156 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is a small museum of mainly religious art (hardly surprising!) taken form the cathedral, which, like most of the tourist attractions in Ferrara, is closed.
There’s a large collection of illuminated books of music and. Large hall full of enormous tapestries.
Written August 22, 2021
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RHorea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania288 contributions
Jul 2021
Small museum, but full with gems from the Medieval period. Pleasant on a hot day, carefully maintained.
Written July 25, 2021
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Farhad Z
Ferrara, Italy27 contributions
Feb 2019
Containing huge wall curtains, some small sculptures and walls, plus huge paintings and a collection of historical and bible books. As Ferrara is a small but a compact historical city in different eras this is one of at least 3 museums must be seen if someone is interested. It is different from other Ferrarese museums.
Written January 4, 2020
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,651 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this museum - especially since it was air conditioned on a very hot day. They did a nice job displaying their collection - and had large signs for each section in both English and Italian. We bought our MyFE card here to use for our three day stay.
Written June 26, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This museum contains some of the best artefacts from the nearby Cathedral, which is closed for major repairs after damage in the 1912 earthquake. The highlights are the series of doors, which surrounded the Cathedral’s organ and an exquisite Madonna and Child statue. A truly special experience and an absolute must see for visitors to Ferrera.
Written March 25, 2019
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Stéphane L
Paris, France494 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is one of Ferrara ' est kept secrets: small but extraordinary museum housing a masterwork of western sculpture, Jacoppo Della Quercia's Virgin, dating back to the XIIth century, yet looking already in modern times as the artist is ahead of his time in capturing human beauty: just this piece of art will deserve a trip to Ferrara...
Then you do have the interesting, intriguing mannerist huge painted wood panels that protected the cathedral's organon, by Lorenzo di Costa: it really helped me like Costa again (when I disliked from a previous exhibition at the London National Gallery).
Icing on the cake are beautiful sculptures and music manuscripts with enluminante paintings...
Written March 3, 2019
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JillianG
Ithaca, NY228 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Having seen many illustrated manuscripts and choral books, the collection here was only fairly interesting and small for all the hype. The tapestries were well displayed as were the statuary, and
had the ticket been 3 Euro I might be rating this a Very Good or Excellent, but at 6 Euro I expect to be able to spend serious time contemplating art... this was a bit of a stretch at 40 minutes. Disclaimer: there was a loud group with little kids running around (causing the staff to yell at them multiple times) at the same time as our visit that probably influenced my review!
Written July 22, 2018
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gianlorenzo
norfolk186 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Housed in a former church right next to the Cathedral, this museum contains some wonderful things in a beautiful setting. The main paintings, huge doors formerly from the front of the organ in the Cathedral, are quite simply magnificent. Painted by Cosimo Tura, they show a wonderful control of composition and draughtsmanship and are worth the entrance price alone.
Written April 29, 2017
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Berseder
London, UK131 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
The hymnals and illustrations were stunning. How they managed to transport them is intriguing. Well worth a visit.
Written April 25, 2017
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125nanez
Taulignan, France5 contributions
Jun 2016
So many gems there. The music scores on parchment, spectacularly decorated by monks, are just stunning. The panels of St. George and the Dragon are beautiful. The "Statues of the Months" are breathtaking: go there, and have a look at the one where somebody is harvesting grapes, for instance. The level of detail is terrific, one can see the veins on the back of the hand.
And then, there is the magnificent, moving, exquisite "Madonna del melograno" (Virgin Mary with a pomegranate).
Really worth a visit.
Written December 14, 2016
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  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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