Siena Cathedral1799 Votes Currently Closed
- 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
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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Siena Cathedral
- 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 Hours
- Special opening hours on holy days, such as Christmas and day of Palio, August 16.
How to Reach Siena Cathedral
- Nearest Bus Stop: Via Fontebranda Macelli
- Antica Osteria da Divo
- Il Duomo
- Ristorante Sandesiderio
- Pizza al volo
- Ristorante Le Campane
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95% of people who visit Siena include Siena Cathedral in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
57.92% of people start their Siena Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Siena Cathedral
69.07% of people prefer walking in order to reach Siena Cathedral
Siena Cathedral Reviews & Ratings
Most beautiful cathedral of the region. The outside is of course no match with Florence, but the inside is full of masterpieces. One can easily spend one full day looking at all the details. There's so much and of so high quality there, they even can allow to hide some parts without lowering the experience. I'm still under the charm of all I've seen there, the library, the high chair, the wonderful statues, the master hostel, the play of the arches and the striped white and black walls. Don't miss it!
Stunning architecture set I. A gorgeous medieval square. Get the audio guide to hear about the history of the cathedral and description of the outstanding mosaic floors. Be sure to visit the library for it's beautiful frescoes. Bernini sculptures add to the beauty
I think the cost was necessary to keep the crowd volume down to a manageable level. A little commercialized (one of the few European Cathedrals that you have to pay to enter) but still magnificent. The rooftop tour was fun.
The architecture is excellent.. Entrance fee of 5 Euros is worth.. The cathedral looks very royal. It has a got shops in the basement selling souvenirs, Aromatic candles, Painting, Soap etc. The paintings are well preserved and Dome is very artistic.. Must visit if you are going Siena... Note: There is a small paid restroom in the basement.
This review is for Siena. Recommend having good walking shoes. Many wonderful views and shops to walk into. The Duomo is beautiful and the ticket is reasonable for family. Food is very good.