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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

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Neighbourhood: Sottoripa
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Address: Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 265786
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Fantastic Architecture

The cathedral is in the middle of town, its free entry and definitely worth a visit, the detail inside is incredible and the building itself is very impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The facade is really beautiful and worth some examination especially around the main doors. Inside it's not very special but you can see how the church has been expanded during the centuries.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course the Duomo looks god from the outside with the classic stripes, but the inside it disappointing. Firstly, there is restoration going on so you can't see the ceilings, and secondly and more importantly, you can only stand just inside at the entrance and look in you can't walk around. For beautiful churches, I recommend La Basilica Della Santissima... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is in the middle of town, its free entry and definitely worth a visit, the detail inside is incredible and the building itself is very impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing church of Saint Lorenzo... The inside is just as incredible as the outside and if you're lucky you may even hear the choir sing during a mass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classical medieval Italian Cathedral, very interesting especially from outside but also inside. Visitor must pay attention to the particularities of the external front, find the dog carved somewhere there...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our visit which was part of a walking tour we were taken on by a friend. Has an unexploded shell from when the city was bombed by allied warship in WW2. Also interesting as this saint died by being barbecued!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive, well located and easy to find as it looms above everything else! The area is charming and not too crowded. We didn't know what we would find in Genoa as it was last minute trip but it was worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love visiting churches, this is a must see. It was built during the medieval period. Rich and influential citizens have sat in this church. The Genovese people are very proud of this landmark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive church! It deserves all the attention it's getting. A very holy church. Must visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cathedral "San Lorenzo" is among the main tourist attractions in the Italian city of Genoa. Located not far from the city center. Its importance lies in the fact that here is the seat of the Archbishop of Genoa. The impressive cathedral of San Lorenzo, in whose crypt-kept treasure relics - tray, which is believed to have been laid head of... More 

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