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Duomo (Cattedrale di San Zeno)

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
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+39 0573 25095
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest...

This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest piazzas in Italy.

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The Cathedral is easily reached, apart from market day on a Saturday when you can lose your bearings. Not a vast church but well worth a look for architecture and art works.

Reviewed November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Cathedral is easily reached, apart from market day on a Saturday when you can lose your bearings. Not a vast church but well worth a look for architecture and art works.

Thank Christine335
San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

A very beautiful and interesting Duomo. Well worth a visit with interesting medieval frescoes, crypts and silver alter. However some later intrusions sometimes ruin the atmosphere but still worth a visit.

Thank Pierre B
Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

...you can breathing the old fashioned spirit of the city, don't forget to visit this place when you arrive in Pistoia!

Thank lipao
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This grand church / Duomo is a spectacular one with its outside packed layered alternating dark and white marble colors surmounted with marble boxes in classic design, really beautiful. Entrance through massive sculptured doors into a gilt filled interior packed with masterpieces. Must see when in Pistoia. ...

Thank David B L
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Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on time for the visit (who took a lot of time to get there since the public transport system is difficult), albeit the staff did not allow our and others visit. They claimed that they need to do some things in spite of we are right about the time for the visit!!! Maybe Verona city (I will write... More 

Thank Patricia B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Dropped by fate into this lovely city we sought relief from the heat of the sun and headed here like so many churches in Italy this is so beautiful but much more calm than many. If only there was more of it.!

Thank Outofthelaw
Victoria Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Such a beautiful Cathedral and well worth the visit. So much history around so get yourself a brochure so you know the history that surrounds you.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015

It houses important pieces of art: a silver altar, a wall tapestry, and a very nice della Robbia Madonna

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Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

One of the main historical building on the Duomo square of Pistoia, with one of the highest bell tower around Italy. It has a Romanic style façade with other different style inside. During Christmas time the Nativity scene is built in the crypt by a local craftsman, each year it’s made of a specific material (bamboo, wire, straw, jute,….) with... More 

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Utica, New York
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Duomo trio (the church, the baptistery and the bell tower) are definitely worth visiting; you have to make sure you see Pisano's pulpit at San'Andrea and the terracottas of della Robbia at the Ospedale. Pistoia is a wonderful place to visit, so much calmer than Florence with great art from both the medieval and the Renaissance periods. San Zeno,... More 

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