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.

Review of Siena Cathedral

Siena Cathedral
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Duomo of Siena Complex: Skip-the-line Entry Ticket
More Info
and up
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 147 things to do in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Take your time and complete the whole tour of this fabulous Cathedral. The view from the upper levels of the museum are well worth the effort. This is a beautiful town with a long history.

Visited November 2013
Thank Frank A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

8,265 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
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Floors uncovered”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've done a lot of cathedrals in Italy (my wife is passionate!! about Italian churches), but Siena's Duomo is my favorite. I particularly like the setting, the exterior detail and colors. But, what sets this cathedral apart from others is the carved floors. And, on other visits, it was always an unfortunate reality that they were largely covered for protection. Now, even with covered floors, the interior is magnificent and worth the visit, but on our visit this year, the floors were completely exposed. Since this has been a working church for centuries, many of the floor scenes are suffered wear; but, others are in quite good shape and all are special.

Visited October 2013
Thank newmarket2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“spectacular cathedral”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

it's an absolutely spectacular cathedral which was build in 12th century. inside there are a lot of monuments but the most interesting are the colours of the walls

Visited November 2013
Thank alexander p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Cathedral to Remember”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This cathedral is spectacular. The bold black and white marble columns are striking. The floor mosaics that were recently restored were really great. We spent a lot of time just sitting down, taking in the atmosphere and the beauty of this cathedral. This is probably one of the world's best.

Visited September 2013
Thank boskojb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Orvieto Cathedral”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a fabulous sight. By all means take a guide, as a good guide will enhance your appreciation of the spectacular aspects of the cathedral. A good buy is the combination ticket to the cathedral, baptistry, crypt and museum. Be sure to see them all.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank silverbrian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Siena Cathedral also viewed

Siena, Province of Siena
Siena, Province of Siena

Been to Siena Cathedral? 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