Siena Cathedral, Siena

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Siena Cathedral, Siena - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Phone: +39-0577286300

Ticket Price: 4 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • Beautiful cathedral. There are many different tickets you can get with different types of access. I just got the main Duomo entrance ticket for 7 euros. The other packages get you into the upstairs, the museum in the basement, the San Giovanni from behind the building, etc. Nice artwork inside, kind of like a mini museum

  • Beautiful cathedral with lots of intricate works by famous artists and quirky features inside and out. Just as impressive as it's more famous cousins elsewhere across Italy. Interesting history too in terms of part finished surroundings.

  • The Church is nice. But as a Catholic nothing disgusts me more than being asked to pay to enter a Church. Considering the price you pay to enter security could at least be improved as I caught someone smoking behind the altar.

  • A truly magnificent cathedral, inside & out. We bought the Siena pass for 13 euros per person which covers several bits of the cathedral complex & is more than worth the price to see some fantastic works of art. the marble inlays on the cathedral floor are excellent pieces of art.

  • Very impressive, huge cathedral. Although the original church was built almost 1,000 years ago we can't really see any original parts. It was rebuilt several times, new parts were added. Today it's a very nice, well maintained, easy to visit landmark.

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