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St Martin Cathedral, Lucca

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Architectural Building
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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  • To view the Cathedral you have eur 3 pay an entrance fee. It's definitely worth it to take a look. Lurid skulls also which look at you.
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  • The beautiful, huge Church impresses not only by its architecture, but also with the valuable works of artists like Gianbologna, Ghirlandaio or Filipino Lippi. It is also home to Volto Santo, a sculpture on wood, which has a legendary history.
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  • With the poems of d'Annunzio and Pasolini, but especially by Pasolini (ché D'annunzio, you know, it's a bit of trombone), the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto is a reflection on poetics and aesthetic, moral Italy today and always. Not to be missed.
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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...