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Duomo di Modena

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Address: Corso Duomo, 41121, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 059 216078
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A cathedral with interesting history

Built of white marble in the 12th century, a beautiful and imposing cathedral, now part of UNESCO World Heritage. Contains interesting parts, including the bones of a whale... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Formigine, Italy
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Formigine, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built of white marble in the 12th century, a beautiful and imposing cathedral, now part of UNESCO World Heritage. Contains interesting parts, including the bones of a whale (thought to be a dragon in medieval times), releifs of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table made at least 20 years before the writing of the story. Down below... More 

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Caretia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do it. It's beautiful. Lovely pictures, easy to get to and Modena is often overlooked as a city that has great features.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully intricate detail outside and a spiritual atmosphere inside. Definitely worth a visit. Perhaps a day trip.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The current building is 12th century, but it has been enhanced many times over later centuries. It is a bit dark on the inside, but it does have some interesting carvings and mosaics. Don’t miss the crypt. The lions are believed to be Roman.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piazza Grande is such a beautiful, old-world-style square and a major, Catholic pilgrimage destination since the middle ages. There are records pointing to the presence of Christians there since the 5th century, but building of the cathedral only began in 1099 AD. It is the site of Saint Geminianus' burial place, and his remains can be visited at the Cathedral's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the Duomo was closed on the day of our visit, so we were unable to see inside, but we enjoyed wandering around, nonetheless, as it is a picturesque little square.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is UNESCO's World heritage. It has amazing romanic and the tower is a bit inclined! The interior is dark with few master pieces.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many carved figural capitals and corbels all over the exterior. Inside is a a 14c. altarpiece, a 5c. capital reused as a water stoup, and Gothic wall paintings, among other remarkable elements.

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Araraquara, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This Duomo has not a regular architecture. It is diferente, unique. Also inside there is the tomb of San Gimignano. A very nice place to be, really reccomended if you are in Modena or even it worth a visit if you are in the cities nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is truly one of those artistics gems that migh not be too well advertised, but MUST be visited. One of the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful example of Romanic Architecture existing. Very well preserved and, together with the Ghirlandina leaning tower (Pisa is not the only city with a leaning tower) and the Piazza is a UNESCO... More 

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