St Martin Cathedral, Lucca

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Lucca
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. To visit St Martin Cathedral and other attractions in Lucca, use our Lucca tour builder website .
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  • Many religious buildings to see in Lucca, this great cathedral in work currently is very pretty, a small crypt to Miss off the right nave
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  • Beautiful and inspiring. Well worth a visit.It is not too big, but certainly has many points worth exploring.  more »
  • The Cathedral really beautiful and very scenic unfortunately visited just outside lovely at night all lit up
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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.

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Explore northern Tuscany from a hotel or B&B located in Lucca's historical town center. The city's luxury lodging options offer free parking and access to outstanding downstairs eateries. To experience a little of that famous Tuscan countryside, consider booking your stay at a family-owned farm just outside Lucca. Though a bit far from the city's main attractions, small farms in the surrounding area offer inexpensive rooms, good food, and a chance to experience Tuscany's nature and local way of life.
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