Siena CathedralCurrently 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
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Siena Cathedral
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
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Siena Cathedral, Siena Reviews
This is such a nice place to visit! I love the artistic aspects and also cultural aspects because it is possible to see the blending of Catholicism and paganism. I used the audio guide and it was great. Tip: There is an amazing mosaic in the Chapel (?) (room) on the right hand side if you are looking to the altar. It is so amazing you will think it is painted. Look the pictures I put here, it is the panel on the left side of the room, you must check it out.
Beautiful inside and out! If you are in Siena definitely go see it. Check with their website if the floors are open for viewing and if yes, then spend €8.00 and go inside, otherwise just admire from outside for free. Inside you can simply walk around and look at amazing marble inlaid floors - not just geometric patterns but depictions of historic battles and mythic characters, or get a tablet with audiovisual guide.(€6.00) The interior of Duomo is also very beautiful and you can find several works by famous artists and sculptors (e.g. Donatello). For more money you can visit other areas adjacent to the Duomo, but no big loss if you decide to skip those.
Stunning example of Italian architecture. Filled with paintings and sculptures collected over hundreds of years. Be sure to take the tour that brings you up to the top of the duomo. The views over the city are gorgeous and the guides give you a detailed understanding of construction and evolution.
There are certainly things to see in this church, also known as Santa Maria della Scala. Are they worth the €15 entry fee? Probably not. Enjoy the impressive exterior, the cafe and bookstore across the square. The church is unique in that it was meant to be much larger, and a good portion of the original walls were built outside the current walls.
Tells an amazing story of pilgrims, hospitality, religion and power. Building is an amazing architectural gem on a vast scale. Artwork, sculptures and library are almost unequalled. Need to allow two to four hoursif everything to be seen is to be enjoyed. Best to get one of the audio guides or visit with a tour guide.