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“Complements the Duomo and tower perfectly”

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Ranked #28 of 178 things to do in Pisa
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Owner description: This museum houses significant artwork from the Romanesque Cathedral, which was built in the early 12th century.
Reviewed 29 April 2014

To fully appreciate the leaning tower and stunning Duomo you really have to visit this museum which is packed full of artefacts and information about the religious area's history as well as that of Pisa and it's artist's. Much of the actual original art, sculptures and architecture of the cathedral, tower and baptistery can be found in this old converted convent, up close so you can properly admire their beauty.

As if the collection wasn't enough though the enclosed garden offers some brilliant views up at the tower which leans over it as well as of the rest of the duomo complex - especially at sunset! We got some of our best pictures from the loggia that surround the garden.

In addition, the fact that this museum is relatively quite was particularly nice after we had come from the crowded museums of Florence.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

This is one of the four buildings you can visit on your nine Euro ticket. I found the information in here fascinating and I would recommend that this is the first building you visit as it gives you info. That will enhance the other visits. I have visited many galleries recently so I am sometimes a bit jaded, so I was delighted to find an exhibition of Marquette which I have not seen often before but loved.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

As a museum it is as good as any of the other specialty museums you visit. You will always learn something if you give it a chance. The best part of this museum is the courtyard inside the walls that is adjacent to the Leaning Tower. It is the best place for pictures of the Tower and really shows you how much the Tower is tilting. You can really put some perspective in your photos from this outdoor courtyard. It alone is worth the admission price.

1  Thank djude1148
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We really enjoyed finding out more about the history of the Duomo site - going right back to roman and etruscan times. The range of artefacts on display is amazing and seeing some of the exquisite craftsmanship so close up is quite something. The building itself has undergone an extensive and very sympathetic restoration and is quite something to see in itself. The cloisters and walled garden are just beautiful.

Thank jcdettbarn
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

The first few rooms were pretty lackluster, but stick with the guiding arrows for the requisite gold religious objects, vestments, illuminated manuscripts, and some amazing wood inlay pieces. Worth a go.
Also, it's the only admission-included toilet in the piazza della miracoli (though I imagine in summer it's not as convenient).

Thank thornsolo
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