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St Martin Cathedral, Lucca

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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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  • Although first built in the 6th century, this structure was rebuilt and consecrated in 1070 and further rebuilt and restored to the Romanesque in the 12th century. The exterior is breathtaking, the in...  more »
  • inside the Cathedral you can admire works of art. It's worth taking a little extra time and visit the Museum and Tower
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  • Simply wonderful Cathedral is the Holy face inside. The only downside are the free-standing staircases to climb the Tower of the Cathedral: are tiny, iron, pierced, you see the precipice that you climb gradually. Are definitely not suitable for minimally sufferers of Vertigo. In fact, most visitors, like us, not rose. They could warn you before with a sign on the structure of the stairs!
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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 impressive cathedral, but entrance is 4 EUR. Tower is under construction so it wastes the view.
  • A stunning cathedral in the town of 100 churches...