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Duomo, Prato
(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
One of the most ancient churches in the city, Duomo dates back to the 10th century and honors Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Before you enter the attraction, take a moment to admire the exterior, and noting the white and green marble bands as well as the terra-cotta statue, "Madonna and Child with Saints." Inside, the grand Gothic ribbed vaulting will wow you along with the decorated pulpit and bronze crucifix. Don't miss the frescoes on the walls of the choir painted by Fra Filippo Lippi. If you have time, seek out the cathedral museum on the side of the church, which displays altar pieces, missals, and the renowned Holy Girdle. A visit to Duomo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prato vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A lawn for a lunch with friends, we took the opportunity to visit the Center and specifically to visit the Cathedral City. Lovely Cathedral, not very big but I thought it was cute, both externally and internally. Beautiful frescoes but unfortunate that we need to pay to see them up close. Nice also the altar that is immediately on your left as you enter. Beautiful also the context of the square where it is. Worth a quick visit.
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  • We say that is the most beautiful monument of historic lawn, with its Romanesque-Gothic style. This is a two-tone building, as well as other buildings in the region of Tuscany: the alternating light-colored limestone Church, called ' dianedavenporthandley ' and serpentine. If you observe it from the outside, catches your eye the beautiful external pulpit, which is on the left of the façade, which was designed by Donatello! Inside are not possible photos, the visit is free, but if you want to see the frescoes by Filippo Lippi will have to pay the ticket.
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  • To visit with calm, really nice and interesting, pity that the most interesting paintings are behind the altar and to visit them you have to pay
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  • Prato is really a nice place, calm but full of historical buildings and delicious foods. Near by Florence and easily you can take bus or train here to go and come back. i definitly advice you to visit here.
  • Famosissimo è il pulpito di Donatello!
  • Tranquil and pretty.
  • good.
  • Beautiful example of architecture!! Made with the marble of Prato!! Inside you will find many works of Lippi. Can even stop before the tabernacle containing the Waistline of the Madonna, a very important relic of Christendom to visit
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