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“The outside is as interesting as the inside” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
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“The outside is as interesting as the inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This Duomo has a lovely marble facade with interesting carvings and decoration on the external columns and walls which you could easily miss if you just quickly walk inside.
There is a lovely chapel inside that houses Lucca' beloved crucifix (the Volto Santo).

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful marble church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

An marble made old church.Interesting facade,with a lot of columns disposed in 3 superposed rows.Right next to the Duomo rises a crenellated bell-tower,pretty high.The highlight of the cathedral seems to be the Volto Santo ("Holy Face") of Lucca, a large wooden crucifix.

Visited July 2013
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“A little tucked away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This Duomo was a little tucked away but well worth a visit. The interior isn't quite up to the splendour of some of the other Duomo's in the region but its well worth a visit particularly for those interested in history and old architecture, as a lot of the older footings and structures are exposed for viewing.
Buy a joint ticket for the Duomo and the Santi Giovanni e Reparata. .

Visited June 2014
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“THE DUOMO OF LUCCA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Every important town in Italy has a Duomo; the main church. In Lucca it's San Martino. One should always check out the Duomo of each town/city. The Duomo of Lucca is in a beautiful open square. The facade is lovely and picturesque. I can't say the interior is very beautiful, but it does need to be seen if you're going to visit the town. Also, the museum/church of San Giovanni which is about a block up with your back to San Martino is interesting to visit because it's a museum church where you could actually see excavations and the 'street' people walked on back in Roman times. Concerts are also held in San Giovanni; tickets are usually available. Check it out.

Visited June 2014
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“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

An amazing church with wonderful decoration inside and out. Intricate ceiling painting and beautiful floor mosaics.

Visited May 2014
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