Cathedral Of San Martino

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Piazza San Martino, 55100 Lucca (LU), Italy
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 390-583957068
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Garden, Walking Area, Historical Site, Square, Architecture , Cathedral

Cathedral Of San Martino - Review

Opening onto the piazza of the same name, the Cattedrale di San Martino is surrounded by beautiful buildings from various periods. Founded in the 6th century, it became episcopalism in the 8th century.

The cathedral was built in the south-eastern corner of the Roman town. The façade is linked, through the bell tower, to the old building of the Opera del Duomo and other parts of the cloister; along the south side are the sacristy and rectory; the apse portion was originally connected to the archbishop's residence through a series of buildings and gardens that were pulled down to make place for piazzale Arrigoni, the present day square.

Cathedral Of San Martino Information

  • The peace of religious place should be maintained at all times.
  • Modest dressing is recommended.
  • Photography without permission is prohibited.

How To reach Cathedral Of San Martino by Public Transport

  • By bus

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  • Cathedral Of San Martino Address: Piazza San Martino, 55100 Lucca (LU), Italy
  • Cathedral Of San Martino Contact Number: 390-583957068
  • Cathedral Of San Martino Timing: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cathedral Of San Martino Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cathedral Of San Martino(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cathedral Of San Martino: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Lucca include Cathedral Of San Martino in their plan

  • 42.12% of people start their Cathedral Of San Martino visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral Of San Martino

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59.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral Of San Martino

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Cathedral Of San Martino, Lucca Reviews

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  • Amazing architecture, serious quality, unusual. Incredible art, particularly bronze doors. If you take a drawing pad and some pencils, and say you want to draw, you can get a free ticket.

  • This is a beautiful cathedral with excellent services for both Italians and those with some knowledge of Italian and/or religion. On Sundays Mass is at 10.30 AM but make sure that you are not mistaken for a tourist in a pair of flip flops with cheap sunglasses perched on the top of your head and a huge camera slung round your neck!

  • A surprisingly lovely church. Arrived on a cold, but sunny, day in February and didn't mind paying the €3 entrance fee. It is an enormous building with some surprisingly delicate features. The ceiling is a vivid blue and the pillars to the roof are finer than one would expect. The wall paintings are not that special; but some of the sculpture work is very nicely done. despite the cold. As the sun shone through the stained glass windows, it produced a very pleasing effect. Easily spent 30 minutes in there,

  • I enjoyed visiting this cathedral, but I must say Lucca's historical art tastes borders on the macabre. I'm sure there's a clear reason if I only dig into their past. The cathedral was 3€ when I visited, but I opted for the 9€ ticket which gives you access to the museum and the bell tower. It's the first cathedral we've been in with skulls everywhere. And I've never seen a church put Jesus in a golden birdcage, but that's essentially what they've done. I'm sure I'm angering some by describing it this way, but that's really how it feels. The museum continued the macabre collection with the most detailed heads of John the Baptist on a platter I've ever seen. It also houses an impressive set of gold accessories for the robe of Christ, as well as a crown. The bell tower is an easier climb than Giotto in Firenze, but has its own challenges. The first story is all stone, and very uneven, the railing is almost required. The final segment is a steel grate staircase, meaning you can see through the steps to far below. It's a challenge if you're weird with heights it could be difficult. If you are afraid of heights, I feel you won't be able to complete this climb. But the views at the top are nice if you can handle it. It was rather enjoyable.

  • Would strongly recommend buying the ticket that allows access to everything. It's very good value for money as you also get to see a fascinating museum, go up the bell tower with brilliant views and also see the baptistry built on the remains of an early church and Roman domus. Also information is provided in English

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