Genoa is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Genoa one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Genoa is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Genoa or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Genoa. Explore the historical monuments of Genoa with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Genoa guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Genoa page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Genoa landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Genoa.
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Piazza San Lorenzo 16123 Genoa, Italy
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
While the Byzantine style of architecture is common is many cathedrals of Italy, what is striking about this one is an array of marvelous paintings that the cathedral flaunts with great ardor. With unique design and construction the surprising are the Corkscrew pillars that alternate with round and the usual pinkish hues of the stone sometime seem ...
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Via Garibaldi, Genova, Italy
A historical street in Genoa, well-known for its ancient places is culturally significant since time unknown is what you shouldn’t miss on your vacation to Genoa. Dating back to the 16th century, this street is now a UNESCO world heritage site. A point of reference of many renowned authors in the English literature like Charles Dickens, this ...
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Via Balbi, 10, 16126 Genova, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
A prior home for many royal as well as aristocratic families of Genoa, this museum is also known as Palazzo Reale and is one of the most top rated Museums in Genoa. The artistically done construction and the beautiful interiors are preserved since the early 17th century and the palace still retains the original decoration and furniture. The allurin...
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Via Garibaldi, Genova, Italy
A group of ancient structures as big as forty-two buildings that are listed as UNESCO world heritage site is what this superlative Palazzi dei Rolli is all about. Needless to say, the structures are artistically done and the buildings, often built on sloping land, formed of a stepped atrium - courtyard - staircase - garden and rich interior decorat...
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Piazzale Resasco, 16100 Genova, Italy
07:30 am - 04:30 pm
Located in the hillside district of Staglieno, this cemetery is famous worldwide for its monumental sculpture and has a special mention in many literary works. The cemetery covers an area of 250 acres and is one of the largest cemeteries in Europe.
The cemetery dates back to the early 19th century and contains the graves of famous personas like Osc...
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Via di Santa Maria di Castello, 15, 16123 Genova, Italy
Located in the gorgeous hill station of Costello in the province of Genoa, this church is an important religious centre of Italy and is flanked by the immense tower of Embriacia.
Constructed in classic roman style of architecture, the church was erected way before 900 AD and displays numerous artworks that belonged to the noble families of Genoa. T...
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Piazza del Principe, 4, 16124 Genova, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The private residence of Genoa’s only prince-admiral Andrea Doria, this villa is one of the major historical structures in Genoa. Once a royal palace built around 1530, it is now converted into a museum housing antique frescos and stuccos from various world famous artists. The Italian garden in the premises of the villa is also worth admiring...
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti , 16121, Genoa, Italy
Also known as Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, this spectacular church dedicated to the Jesus Christ is a treat for art lovers. With grand entrances, decorative ceilings and unbelievably pretty Frescos, this church takes up attention and detailing of the visitors. The sculptures and the paintings by famous artists like Reubens, Simon ...