Basilica of San Frediano, Lucca

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Stop into Basilica of San Frediano, known for its enormous golden 13th-century mosaic of Christ's ascension, designed by Berlinghiero Berlinghier in a Byzantine style. The inside of the cathedral is carved entirely of white marble, and houses Roman capitals repurposed from the Roman amphitheater nearby. The focal point, though, is the enormous 12th-century baptismal font, the Fonte Lustrale, decorated with biblical scenes by medieval Lombardi sculptors. Outside, you can enjoy dinner at one of the cafes along with views of the cathedral's glittering facade. Plan to visit Basilica of San Frediano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lucca attractions using our Lucca trip planning app .
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  • The Basilica Of St. Frediana is located in the North of the old town, next to the amphitheatre. This is one of the oldest churches in the city, the first mention of which dates back to the 7th century. Although it was founded a century earlier, Bishop of Lucca, Fredian later and beloved one who was buried. Its Basilica appearance breaks out of the total number of urban churches. Its broad facade would be too easy if not for the huge magnificent 13th century mosaic that adorns its upper part. Mosaic plot is "Ascension". On either side of Christ Angels at the bottom-the Apostles. I confess, we inspect the Interior of the temple. And not because donated 3 euro per person for entrance. Simply by entering the temple and saw the dark, gloomy room, wanted to immediately withdraw. Therefore contemplation imperishable relics of St. Zita preferred further stroll through joyful and sunny city. The Basilica is open daily from 9.00 to 18.30.
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  • From outside is beautiful and impressive to behold. Inside is very interesting indeed and you pay for a ticket to visit.
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  • the beautiful façade does not equate the duomo, but the Interior is truly spectacular. The monumental baptistery is unmatched
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  • The upper part of the façade is striking with that golden mosaic, while the rest of the building looks rather common honestly. The interior of the church is nice, nothing striking nor outstanding, in my humble opinion, but yet worth a visit if you're near the amphitheater.
  • Impressive mosaic on the facade by Berlinghiero Berlinghieri from the early 13th century. Inside, this basilica is filled with outstanding artworks including the frescoes by Amico Aspertini in the Cappella Sant’Agostino from 1508-09, Jacopo della Quercia’s carved polyptych (1422), Masseo Civitali’s unique Assumption of the Virgin from the end of the 15th century in the Cappella della Santissimo Sacramento, and the extraordinary baptismal font carved by three different 12th-century sculptors amongst others.
  • amazing pace nice to have time thear
  • Where can u find such a beautiful mosaic as the one that you find on San Frediano façade?
  • You have to pay 3 EUR to get in...
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