Duomo di Modena
Duomo di Modena
4.5
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Nudnikheadache
Linlithgow, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral in the heart of historic Modena. Free to enter. Lots of details to savor. The marble floors are exquisite.
Written 6 April 2024
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This has a very attractive exterior, but is also well worth visiting inside too. I managed to slip in for 10-15 minutes before a service started, and was very glad I did.
First impression is just “dark”, but then you realise that there is beautiful art to be found throughout, from ancient frescoes to an astonishingly gorgeous domed area above the altar. Explore as much as you can because each section brings more beauty to see.
Written 1 April 2024
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liverpool1023
London, UK897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
As part of a complex including the civic tower (look out for the stolen bucket) piazza and the cathedral itself it forms part a UNESCO world heritage site. It is worthwhile walking around the duomo fully to take a look at the door lintels and lunettes. On the north side there is a (supposedly) Arthurian themed frieze with knights jousting. The main entrance is equally appealing with some large lion sculptures that are Roman in origin. The Romanesque interior of the church is quite bare with ornamentation focussed to the high alter and side chapels. Notable is the terracotta altarpiece on the left.
Written 4 December 2023
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK4,223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This monument absolutely blows you away soon as you approach it. I had no plans to visit any attractions whilst in Modena but so glad I decided to take a walk one of the attraction highlights of my trip!
Written 20 June 2023
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jzbz
Poinciana, FL317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We have seen and been impressed by many churches in our visits to Italy over the years but in returning to the Duomo in Modena this trip we realize just how special this place is.
Its history, architecture and art make it one of the best. And even after spending 90 minutes on this visit, we still had to go to online sources to get more in depth information on what we had seen.
Truly a beautiful and historic building.
Written 15 June 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful church in the centre with some amazing architecture throughout worth stopping by to have a look it doesn’t take long as it’s not massive but it is very nice
Written 8 February 2023
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
To visit Modena we contacted a local guide from the city and the meeting point was the small square in front of the Duomo entrance.
As we arrived before the indicated time, we made a visit first on our own since the entrance to the Duomo is free, and then when we repeated it with the guide we realized that we had missed a lot of details, so I recommend you to do the visit with a local guide
The façade has remarkable reliefs that include portraits of prophets and patriarchs, and many of the Biblical stories, which together form a masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture. The guide told us how the creation of Adam and Eve, original sin and the story of Noah are represented.
The cathedral is located on the place where the sepulcher of San Geminiano, the patron saint of Modena, was located. Previously, from the fifth century, two churches had been built on the same site, but both had been destroyed. The remains of the Saint are still on display in the crypt of the cathedral.
Written 7 February 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We have explored this awesome cathedral a few times and it is always a great experience. It takes at least an hour to see most of the interesting sights. No charge makes it even better.
Written 21 January 2023
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Steve F
Reading, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Wonderful cathedral, beautifully maintained. Much plainer inside than, say, the Duomo at Parma, but immensely atmospheric.
The Piazza Grande is also amazing, as is the bell tower, and both are well worth a visit.
Written 6 December 2022
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A T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
Have visited many historic churches, this may be my favorite—a true Romanesque gem. Fascinating carving of fantastic beasts of all sorts, and beautiful exterior and interior.
Written 18 September 2022
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