Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Viterbo

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Kate B
Kennedale, TX230 contributions
Oct 2019
Only one word is needed to describe this area. The church is stunning. The renovations they were doing have paid off. I can't wait to see it again
Written September 4, 2020
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noselfcontrol
Sidney, Canada18 contributions
Sep 2019
Quiet medeval castle with church no one there with beautiful views and get away from tourists wonderful experience
Written October 10, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,779 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This complex includes the cathedral, the Palazzo dei Papi (Papal Palace), a museum and of course the large square they sit on. Pope Alexander IV ordered their construction which was later used for a papal canton, the gathering of the church's cardinal to elect a new pope. The area is now the major tourist and pilgrimage draw in Viterbo. The cathedral isn't one of the more beautiful or famous but does have some key highlights like the painting of the crucifixion supposedly by Michelangelo which is in the attached museum. The adjacent bell tower is interesting as well. One entry ticket gets you into all of these sites.
Written June 16, 2019
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Ultimate Family Travels
Deurne, The Netherlands256 contributions
May 2018 • Family
amazing cathedral, build by and for a pope, it is a gem and deserve a visit through the whole complex.
it is nice to feel and see what has been done. it is a wonderful historic place
Written February 26, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
The Cathedral, which despite its Renaissance facade, still maintains a Romanesque interior and a beautiful bell tower.
Written January 22, 2019
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Although it is not the most exciting cathedral, there are a few interesting aspects. There is a painting of Jesus blessing Saints by Gerolamo di Cremona from the 15th century and a 12th century Madonna and Child (copy, the original is in the museum next door.) There are some frescoes to be seen by peering into a room behind a grill on the right side of the church as you walk in.
Written January 8, 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,050 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Wandering around Viterbo it would seem all the streets lead to the Cathedral of Viterbo judging by the foot traffic. This Romanesque church overlooks Piazza San Lorenzo as does the Palazzo dei Papi and the museum of the Duomo, major draw cards of Viterbo. Interesting the church was built on the ruins of a pagan temple in the twelfth century but the attractive black and white bell tower to the left was built in 1369. We took the time to inspect the bronze relief doors of the cathedral before entering which is free, but to view a side room in the cathedral was included in our entrance ticket to the Palazzo dei Papi. The cathedral and the Palazzo dei Papi both held a significant role from 1257, for twenty four years, Viterbo was the home of the papal throne.
Written June 24, 2018
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mWrite
Helsinki, Finland1,367 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
As you come to square, the front of the church doesn't tell much about it, looking small. Doors already give indication, that it might be something spectacular. You step in and see that it is bigger than expected, but same time very plain. Smaller side altars are decorative and detailed.
Here you can make time travel, as original part is over 800 years old and newer parts not much younger.
Written May 2, 2018
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,269 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
12th century Romanesque interior, Renaissance rebuild in 1570's. The bell tower is from 1369. What more do you need to know to want to go and visit this incredible church? Inside there is a baptismal font from 1470 built by Frencesco d'Ancona. There's a fresco surviving from the 1300's of Madonna and child. another outstanding piece of art is Gerolamo da Cremona's John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and Peter - a painting from 1472. I just love these old churches and the mystical feeling I get fro just being there.
Written December 3, 2017
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PermanentNomad
New York, New York332 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The cathedral is a gem, especially if you like the simple yet elegant Romanesque architecture. Don't miss the beautiful stone floors.
Written June 19, 2017
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