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Duomo di Pisa, Pisa

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#1 of 51 in Historic Sites in Pisa
World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Standing tall in Pisa's most famous square, Duomo di Pisa is a medieval cathedral dating to 1064. The church has a distinctive Pisan-Romanesque style with noticeable Byzantine influences. Admire the black-and-white marble interior, and look up at the gilded ceiling and the frescoed dome. The frescoes had to be redone after a fire in 1595 that ruined much of the cathedral's Renaissance artworks. The 14th-century mosaic in the apse survived the fire. Look for the sarcophagus of St. Ranieri, Pisa's patron saint. Put Duomo di Pisa into our Pisa holiday planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pisa.
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  • Stunning architecture and masonry work. Set between the tower and the bapistry it makes for a beautiful setting The cathedral, counterpointed by the quite austere bapistry, is gorgeous inside with... 
    Stunning architecture and masonry work. Set between the tower and the bapistry it makes for a beautiful setting The cathedral, counterpointed by the quite austere bapistry, is gorgeous inside with...  more »
  • We were there on a very busy day and Bank Holiday in Italy but didn't have to queue at all and were able to walk around inside freely. Outside the building is stunning and inside very beautiful - a... 
    We were there on a very busy day and Bank Holiday in Italy but didn't have to queue at all and were able to walk around inside freely. Outside the building is stunning and inside very beautiful - a...  more »
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  • This is the jewel of Pisa. The leaning bell tower gets the press but the beauty inside the cathedral is stunning. The light is dim inside and a good digital camera, even a good digital pocket camera, will help bring the art into better view without flash. Some of the outside is stone taken from other structures and old inscriptions may be found upside down or off center and off level and not relevant to the cathedral.
  • So much to see!!! My family and I were blessed to attend the mass service as it is a functional church. The mass was in Italian but wow, the art all around is beautiful and the ceiling is marvellous. We enjoyed it very much plus we got Sunday mass out of it too. Win, win!!!

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