Arezzo Cathedral

Arezzo Cathedral

Arezzo Cathedral
4.5
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1 622 contributions
Large church
Aug 2021
Very large, very rich and well preserved. Nothing special but the building is quite impressive and nicely located. Im possible to miss while visiting the old town
Written 30 August 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16 465 contributions
Gothic cathedral
Aug 2021
Gothic cathedral from the 13th century. I think it's more interesting on the outside than on the inside. It is located on the highest place in the city.
Written 18 August 2021
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RHorea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania287 contributions
Spiritual and peaceful
Jun 2021
The exterior is austere, but inside you will find beautiful ceiling frescoes and stained glass windows, with Biblical subjects, made by the less-known painter Marcillat.
Written 25 July 2021
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bruno l
Singapore, Singapore746 contributions
Nice typical Tuscanese Cathedral
Aug 2020
If you left your car at the outside parking, this will be probably the first place you visit. Spend some time here (and it's free), and when going out, enjoy the park just nearby
Written 25 October 2020
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6 776 contributions
This 13th century Cathedral took over 200 years to build and has a nicely decorated exterior and an ornate interior.
Jul 2019
As with many attractions in Arezzo, the Cathedral is closed between 12-30 pm and 3-00 pm. Entry is though free.

Construction of the Cathedral, which was built on the site of an existing Christian Church, began in 1258 but underwent a series of delays and was not largely finished until 1511. However those 16th century works did not include the Cathedral's facade which was left bare until the nicely decorated facade which we see today that was completed between 1901 and 1914. This facade has a large central portal with a smaller portal on either side. Each of the portals is topped with a series of lancet arches with finely decorated architraves and within the tympanums are carved religious scenes. There are also finely decorated embedded columns on each side of the portals and a series of five statues and a large rose window above the main portal.

The long side sandstone wall of the Cathedral that faces the Via Ricasoli, that has five Gothic style windows and a large 14th century Florentine style portal with some statues in the tympanum over the portal, are part of the original 13th century Cathedral. The tall hexagonal bell tower was built in the 1850's but the upper part, including the spire dates back to the 1930's.

The interior of the Cathedral has a high central nave with two side aisles separated from the nave by stone piers with arches. The main nave also has a clerestory that lets in light and a beautifully frescoed cross vaulted ceiling. The ceilings of the two aisles are unadorned.

The presbytery, which has a large 14th century marble sculpture dedicated to Saint Donatus, also has some quite stunning 15th century stained glass windows that were made by the Frenchman Guillaume de Marceillat. There are a number of other stained glass windows that date from the 16th century and later.

There are several quite beautifully frescoed and ornately decorated chapels, including the Chapel of the Madonna del Confort which dates from the late 18th century and includes some terracottas by della Robbia. There is also a funerary monument to Pope Gregory X, who died in Arezzo in 1276 and left money from his estate to build the Cathedral.

Well worth a look.
Written 22 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3 303 contributions
Handsome building in a fine setting
Oct 2019
Being on a rise at the top of Arezzo's historic centre, it's Duomo is unusually well-presented. Amazingly, the facade dates from just before World War One but the south side is more interesting with a solid wall of sandstone dating back to the 14th century. I also like the great flight of stairs all along this side leading up to the building. It's capacious interior is highlighted by some lovely ceiling frescoes and an attractive high altar. You should note that, not unusually, it is closed in the middle of the day - 12.30 to 3.00pm in this case. Well worth a stroll up the hill to have a look,
Written 13 October 2019
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Frances S
Ashford, UK454 contributions
Keep looking up!
Sep 2019
Outside it looks a fairly unattractive barn of a place, but get in, look up, & the ceiling is amazing, fully painted with detailed scenes - I really would have liked a pair of binoculars to see them better. There is other art to enjoy, lovely windows & a pleasant sense of history lovingly maintained.
Written 5 October 2019
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland13 026 contributions
Wonderful dome
Oct 2019 • Family
What a nice dome in the heart of Arezzo in Tuscany.

Great views from different sides and a long standing history.

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Written 5 October 2019
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goldenroadpilgrim
Perth, Australia264 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Sep 2019
Very tasteful. Beautiful ceilings . Wish there was a brochere to give some information. Exterior tower is lovely although not so old. One wonders how damaged it was during the war.
Written 14 September 2019
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Nicole V
Alkmaar, The Netherlands137 contributions
Beautiful duomo!
Aug 2019 • Family
This Duomo is definitely worth a visit if you are in Arezzo. The building is beautiful maintained inside and outside. It has magnificent painted ceilings and a gorgeous altar.
The duomo is closed beteren 12:30 and 15:00!
Written 16 August 2019
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Arezzo Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sat 06:30 - 12:30
  • Sun - Sat 15:00 - 18:30
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