We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“unexpected prize”

Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Sorrento Positano and Amalfi Day Tour from Naples Port
More Info
and up
Sorrento Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
More Info
and up
Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day-Trip from Salerno Including Lunch
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
287 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“unexpected prize”
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
1 Thank SaraF742
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,822 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“St Andrew - Scotland's Patron Saint”
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
2 Thank BonnyRonnie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Well worth visiting”
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
3 Thank aveagoodtime
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Budapest, Hungary
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good place”
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
Thank Dora S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Goa, India
Level 6 Contributor
399 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“A beautiful Cathedral”
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
2 Thank JeromeMarrelGoa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo also viewed

Ravello, Amalfi Coast

Been to Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing