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“An edifice to the Catholic church”

Cathedral of Santa Maria
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Owner description: This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of Castello.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Mostly when you enter any religious building of any faith, you can feel the religious conviction and fervour of those who built it, and the continuity from them to the present-day congregation. This cathedral was oppressive, dark and dismal inside, and reminded us of all that has been bad throughout the ages and even recently with the Catholic Church. Yes, there is elaborate artwork and architecture, but how much of it was paid for by sins being forgiven by priests more interested in their own church and closed world than seeing good in the world? There were requests in many places for donations, my lack of Italian didn't enable me to know what for, but I decided to give directly to the beggar outside as I doubt that the church was caring much for him.

Thank CandMhols
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

the pope had been here the Sunday before so the church was adorned with decorations and flowers.
we were present for a Sunday mass

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Church is magnificent , you need a hard walk to get there and the staff in charge of preservation look a bit unpolite, understandable they need control tourists and their dress codes, but it seemed all a bit exagerated

Thank SilviaMaria_73
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I had the intention of visiting this cathedral but stumbled upon it unintentionally in a small piazza. A quiet, unassuming location with only a few tourists in the area. You simply walk to the door, open, and find yourself in a medley of various types of artwork and accents. Small but unique.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Beautiful inside and out . Worth walking up into the Castle District to see it .The organist was playing when we were there which only added to the visit . It is not a large building but it is impressive .

Thank Angela G
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