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Address: Piazza IV Novembre/Piazza Danti, 06123, Perugia, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Lovely to come in out from the crowds of the square to the peace and quiet of the cathedral. You are able to sit, take in the environment and think.

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Fairford, United Kingdom

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New York City, New York
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864 reviews
627 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike other Italian cathedrals the Cathedral of Perugia does not face the main town square. Instead its side forms a part of the plaza with the pulpit of St. Bernardino to the right of the side door and a statue of Pope Julius III to its left. We haven't been inside as the cathedral was closed at the time.

Thank Ron S
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This duomo seems out of place in a country filled with art treasures. It happens to be the most boring architectural structure in all of Italy.

Thank drjlmurad
Fairford, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely to come in out from the crowds of the square to the peace and quiet of the cathedral. You are able to sit, take in the environment and think.

Thank AMWN
Bangkok, Thailand
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849 reviews
515 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 852 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The outer cladding is quite fine, but unfinished. If you have seen other cathedrals like Sienna, Pisa or Firenze, you do not need to spend the entrance fee. This building is by far inferior to the ones mentioned. Fits into the town ensemble, but no more.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Obviously I can't say that it was the most gorgeous cathedral that I have seen in my life but this one is sure worth visiting.

Thank Leopardik
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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168 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

You can't make a trip to Perugia without stopping at the main cathedral (known as il Duomo). It's a commanding structure that dates back hundreds of years. During that time it's taken on many transformations to become what it is today. The interior of the church is decorated in a sumptuous gothic style, which is in great contrast to its... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Another amazing place, full of history, in this beautiful old city. Whether sitting on the stops or wandering around, make sure it's on the 'must see' list.

Thank Judy R
Kennebunk, Maine
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285 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Duomo is a must see if you are in Perugia. The fabulous architecture is worthy of a visit. The quality of the craftsmanship is old world. Structures of this type took hundreds of years to build but last over 900 years and more. Nothing like this in the USA. Stunningly beautiful.

Thank RobOlson
Montreal, Canada
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251 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense and very austere. The steps leading up to the entrances seem to be a meeting place for both tourists as well as locals. There is also a GREAT Gelateria right... More 

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211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Lorenzo, was built between 1345 & 1490 on the site of a former but smaller church. The cathedral is not that impressive to look at. In fact, as you will see the side facing the central square, is unfinished with only a small area having been completed with the white & pink marble.... More 

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