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St Martin Cathedral, Lucca

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Look for a curious collection of columns and a 13th-century labyrinth at . Its grand apse and campanile date back to 1063, while the Gothic nave and transepts are from the 14th century. According to local legend, the city held a contest among artists for the best column. Instead of choosing a winner, the townspeople decided to take them all without paying the artists. The labyrinth on the right pier of the portico is thought to predate the famous Chartres maze. You may even catch an organ performance, which will be enhanced by the stone structure's incredible acoustics. Using our online itinerary creator, Lucca attractions like St Martin Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • St. Martins Cathedral is also located in the area of the piazza anfiteatro. It's just gorgeous and I cannot say enough about the architecture of this city!  more »
  • Lucia's San Martino is fascinating and beautiful. The facade is unique with its disproportionate sides and statue of Saint Martin cutting his cloak to share with a cold peasant. The intriguing Volto S...  more »
  • Wonderful service with full choir. Con celebrated high mass with several priests at 10:30 am. Great gift shop at the rear of the cathedral.  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Having a wine and enjoying the splendour....
  • Beautiful Cathedral and the view of the Lucca from the tower was incredible. Excellent museum as well.
  • Nice, but being renovated so you cannot experience the 'original' view
  • Very photogenic cathedral with a specific "double-coloured" architecture.
  • Very impressive cathedral, but entrance is 4 EUR. Tower is under construction so it wastes the view.