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Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire

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Simply gorgeous

What a beautiful cathedral. Although undergoing some renovations, the church can still be viewed, although not all of it. It is quite lovely, very ornate with brilliant art... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this church many times, with friends over the past 10 years and have still not changed my opinion.Unfortunately, at the moment, the best thing about this cathedral is under wraps. The exterior, when not being renovated is really lovely, with a variety of both interesting and beautiful statues and religious scenes. The exterior, I would give 4... More 

Thank pickymissy2015
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a beautiful cathedral. Although undergoing some renovations, the church can still be viewed, although not all of it. It is quite lovely, very ornate with brilliant art adorning its walls and a great feeling a peace inside. I am always amazed by the brilliant craftsmanship of these old Italian churches, and the great care taken to make them so... More 

Thank TigerRoyalty
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

This imposing church in the main square is currently undergoing renovation so the façade is not visible. You can still visit the interior although ceilings are part obscured by shrouds. As with many of the churches we visited in the Emilia-Romagna region, the interior is ornately decorated.

Thank PandyPandora
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The stunning interior of this ancient cathedral has witnessed many historic events in the life of Ferrara and the Este family. No visit to the city would be complete with looking inside

Thank Patricia G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The interior is rather sombre and quite unusual. Some of the recent reviews have accurately described the strangeness of the interior. It is a shame that the interior does seem to be crumbling in places, hence the netting to catch the falling plaster. If you are in Ferrara it is a must visit, but be prepared for it to not... More 

Thank NomadicTraveller7
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The moment the whole Cathedral is shrouded as they undertake restoration work. Don't let this stop you, go inside and look at the vast space and the wonderful treasures inside

Thank ozzie5melbourne
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

You would never guess that cute, unassuming Ferrara would have such an ostentatious cathedral but this is pretty awesome in a rather gaudy way. It's dark and bit macabre, very ornate and over-the-top like it's the love child of Donald Trump and Liberace. It may not be your style (and really, it would be kind of strange if any medieval... More 

Thank Jenée A
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The interior is not all that special and their is netting all over the ceiling probably due to falling plaster. The facade is undergoing a BIG renovation. The tower side looks nice, however. If you are visiting Ferrara of course you will walk by it, but for now, it's really not that interesting.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Front of cathedral is covered in scaffolding at present so one cannot see any of the unusual frontage. Inside the cathedral is nothing special.

Thank Lesley S
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

As of June 2016, the facade of the cathedral is undergoing renovation and, unfortunately, is not visible. The interior has a bit of a Miss Havisham feel; red lamps, netting covering the nave and more than a bit of decay. Interesting contemporary crèche with carved wooden figures.

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