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Complesso Museale della Cattedrale

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Address: Piazza Antelminelli, Lucca, Italy
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Some Outstanding Illuminated Manuscripts, Jewelry and Wooden Sculptures

We really enjoyed the treasures in this museum which was made more understandable with a good audioguide. The 1st floor has some gorgeous illuminated manuscripts, a couple of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We really enjoyed the treasures in this museum which was made more understandable with a good audioguide. The 1st floor has some gorgeous illuminated manuscripts, a couple of which have the large print needed by the choir during the mass since they only had one copy from which all of them had to read the music. The room with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of many examples of really neat Luchese use of historical spaces for a new activity. [For another near example, see how a standalone library was slickly placed in historical San Ponziano church.] The duomo-linked collection is small but astounding; go through the duomo itself first. The collection includes fine manuscripts, gold and silverwork linked to the cathedral... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Having visited Lucca Cathedral we decided to check out the cathedral museum and very interesting it is. although the actual building housing the museum is obviously old, the interior is modern and replete with many extremely old artefacts and paintings. There is a charge for admission but well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Following our visit to Lucca Cathedral we took the opportunity of visiting the cathedral museum, seeing a number of great items of value and antiquity.

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Linz, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The building has a lift but you have to use steps to get to the lift so the building is not suitable for disabled people. Displays of vestments, chalices etc and liturgical and musical plainsong.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is worth visiting. It's a modern museum inside historic buildings. The interior is modern and has a bewildering layout with walkways and display areas on many levels so that you can see the exhibits from different directions. It is the home of many important artifacts and works of art from the cathedral's collection, which had been in storage and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

After finishing the Duomo tour with our tour group we returned to this museum to supplement the history we heard on our tour. There are rooms on multiple levels to view artifacts and an elevator is also available. The audio guide was really beneficial to the displays and worth the very small euro price. If you visit the Duomo be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a relatively small museum, but with a wide selection of exhibits to illustrate the Duomo's history. It's constructed ingeniously by combining two buildings with floors of different levels which has to be seen to be believed. After seeing the jewels which annually adorn the Holy Face (Volto Santo) take the lift to the top floor and work your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Went to the Cattedrale Museum with my husband and daughter as it was included with the entrance for the Cathedral. Unbelievable what this museum had in its showcases! Absolutely beautiful art, artifacts and religious outerwear. SO many interesting pieces from early 14th century and older. My daughter (14 yrs old) happily went from room to room, taking spectacular photos and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

In the center of historic Lucca, this cathedral dates back to the 6th century with renovations in the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the art work and decorations are attributed to Italian artists from the 14th and 15th centuries. this cathedral is certainly breath-taking and humbling.

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