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Review of Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
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Sorrento to Amalfi and Ravello Full-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Amalfi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Denver, Colorado
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“unexpected prize”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Navigating the overcrowded, touristy Amalfi Coast that also manages to remain a bit seedy just as my Father describes it from the 50's, this church delighted me. Fronting on a small, overrun square, the facade is interesting, combining styles in a memorable way. At 3€ admission, it's a bargain. Unassuming cloister opens on an older sanctuary now used as a museum and treasure house. Several lovely silver-gilt monstrances and chalices, as well as miters and robes. Descending to the crypt I expected musty and grim, but was met with a fine, unusual horizontally oriented chapel, marbled, glided, frescoes and inlaid. Worthy ceiling; every inch decorated. A striking, curved "Theatre box" perhaps for dignitaries protrudes from the high wall opposite the altar. Wow factor. Ascending to the main sanctuary I admired Venetian Murano 16th century style glass chandeliers in every archway. Side altars and the statue of St. Andrew, complete with reliquary in its chest, were worthy of examination. Suddenly the chandeliers blazed and the organ sounded, ushering in a funeral procession for a first responder. I had the honor to quietly observe the customs of the country and the beginning of the mass before leaving the families to their privacy.

Visited September 2013
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“St Andrew - Scotland's Patron Saint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Visited Amalfi on the Road of 1,000 bends stopping for a leisurely bruschetta lunch, a walk through fascinating, narrow alleys and found the Duomo di Sant'Andea Apostolo in a very 'busy' square and at the top of a steep flight of some 50 - 60 steps. St Andrew's Cathedral .. Rich in history, paintings, frescoes, stunning ceiling art and statues .. another must see when in the area!

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Well worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

As part of a tour of the Amalfi coast, I enjoyed time at the Cathedral. The admission charge enabled me to visit 5 parts of the building (Cloister of Paradise, Basilica of the Crucifix, Crypt, Cathedral and Museum).

The cathedral is on the immediate right when going into the square (after the coach drop off point). It has some steep steps leading up to the entrance but it is worth the climb up.

The building has been well maintained. I particularly enjoyed walking through the garden/cloister.

My suggestion - if like me, you have 2.5 hours in Amalfi, is to do whatever else you want to do and to finish your trip at the cathedral - you could spend anything from 15 minutes to over an hour here dependent upon the time you have left and you will be very close to any transport 'pick up' point.

Visited August 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Good place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Central location, best place to watch people around
There is a small fountain in front of, and nice restaurants.

Visited September 2013
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“A beautiful Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A nice surprise in the center of Amalfi as the Duomo stands on top of a long flight of steps and is partly hidden.
A beautiful small garden leads to the magnificent cloister. Walk around the cloister where you can see some old frescos. Then continue on to a small museum with interesting religious artifacts. After that you will walk down to the crypt which is very heavily decorated.
Climb back and you will enter the main Duomo which is impressive in size.

Visited August 2013
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