Siena Cathedral

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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0577286300
  • Ticket Price: 4 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Memorial, Monument, Family And Kids, Heritage Building

Siena Cathedral - Review

Located close to the Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral is a beautiful gothic building that has the stamp of artistes like Pisano, Donatello and Michaelangelo. A jaw dropping exterior facade prepares you for the ornate interiors that are decorated with white and green marble and magnificent artworks. Everywhere you look, intricate craftsmanship reveals itself; whether it is in the paintings in the ceiling or the craftsmanship of the pillars. The 56 etched and inlaid marble panels were designed by 40 of leading local artists between 1369 and 1547. Incredibly, completion of the cathedral spanned over six centuries.

The heart of the Cathedral, its crypt has been an important archaeological discovery that has unearthed a number of rooms and treasures inside them- from Giovanni artworks to other gorgeous paintings.

The other major treasure in the cathedral is the Piccolomini Library which was built by Pope Pius III. It was built to hold rare manuscripts. Another masterpiece in itself, the library has spectacular artworks, like the rest of the cathedral.

Siena Cathedral Ticket Prices

  • When the entire pavement of the cathedral is uncovered, admission goes up to 7 Euro.
  • From 1st Nov to 24th Dec and from 7th Jan to 28th Feb free entrance for Cathedral and € 2,00 for Library.
  • Museum and Panorama 7 EUR.
  • Crypt: 6 EUR (8 EUR in the case of extraordinary events).
  • Baptistery: 4 EUR

Siena Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

  • Special opening hours on holy days, such as Christmas and day of Palio, August 16.

How To reach Siena Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Via Fontebranda Macelli

Restaurants Near Siena Cathedral

  • Antica Osteria da Divo
  • Il Duomo
  • Ristorante Sandesiderio
  • Pizza al volo
  • Ristorante Le Campane

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  • Siena Cathedral Address: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
  • Siena Cathedral Contact Number: +39-0577286300
  • Siena Cathedral Timing: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Siena Cathedral Price: 4 EUR
  • Best time to visit Siena Cathedral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Siena Cathedral: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Siena include Siena Cathedral in their plan

  • 53.99% of people start their Siena Cathedral visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Siena Cathedral

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57.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Siena Cathedral

People normally club together Basilica Di San Domenico and Museo Dell'opera Metropolitana while planning their visit to Siena Cathedral.

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Siena Cathedral, Siena Reviews

  • Absolute must visit when in Siena! The details and the craftsmanship is breathtaking. We spent about an hour inside and instead of getting the individual audio guide we opted for the public audio guide placed inside the cathedral. They have 2-3 floor standing systems with attached headphones and you pay 2 euros and have two people listen at the same time. Gives you a pretty good idea of the history of the place. Not sure how detailed the personal audio guide is but with this one you obviously don’t get to move around and listen. It was still pretty good though. Oh and the panoramic views from the cathedral are a must do as well!

  • This is one of the most impressive churches in all of Italy and possibly the world. It is strikingly beautiful from the outside with different coloured stone used. The inside is equally very impressive as the outside with works of art almost everywhere you look. It is definitely the highlight of any visit to Siena.

  • This place gets so busy that even the pigeons stay away. But, it's got a gorgeous facade. Don't confuse the rear with the front. The back door is an exit.

  • Gorgeous church in a great town. Best of all is that you are able to take it all in at your own pace. Much appreciated.

  • Amazing cathedral at the heart of Siena, in citta. Extraordinary interiors, marble carvings, paintings, statues.. So many history lays only within or relations with this cathedral. I need the whole day alone here to absorb everything. But only 2 hours visit it's already giving me the general insight. Will visiting again.

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