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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello

Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 254 9511
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stunning art

amazing church with brilliant annunciation paintings and frescos in church and in renaissance... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
O2311DJdaves
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Yarm, United Kingdom
Amazing church

The basilica is enormous and highly decorated. A very interesting place to visit near the Palazzo... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
LilyXYZ
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London
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Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

amazing church with brilliant annunciation paintings and frescos in church and in renaissance loggia at rear. Make sure you gain access to the rear rooms and the loggia which needs local guide

Thank O2311DJdaves
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The basilica is enormous and highly decorated. A very interesting place to visit near the Palazzo Royale and via Garibaldi.

1  Thank LilyXYZ
Reviewed 12 January 2017

In genoa there are many Churches, but this place gives a charm and history of Jesu. So quiet and nice.

1  Thank Pg N
Reviewed 15 December 2016

we did the palazzi the day before but the murals on the tour made a much bigger impression. Lovely lady took us around and well worth doing - one stunning mural (immaculate conception) and all souls/saints picture I liked

Thank Mikepw
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, there is plenty of beautiful churches in Genova. But this one offers you a special (free) tour by a passionate guide. He takes you to the cloister, the catacombes and other hidden places. Very enjoyable are the decorated relics...

2  Thank Jeroen O
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This papally designated basilica is near the port and the walls of the ancient city. It is easy to imagine both the wealthy sponsors and the at risk sailors praying to Mary for protection of their maritime adventures. Gorgeous murals. Must see

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Near Stant' Agostino metro stop. Very difficult to find so ask the locals. It is well worth the effort. The church stands not far from the remains of the fortified castle of the bishop, built between the 9th and 10th centuries on top of the...More

4  Thank joannasinbox
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful old old church, hidden along back streets and quite tricky to find, but worth the effort. Beautiful artwork and architecture, serene, unspoiled by tourists, like stepping back in time a thousand years.

Thank JKEELAN
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Even though we didn't attend mass, we were able to go inside pray, light a candle, and spend son time with God. As with all the churches in Europe, it is a beautiful church.

Thank marthy2016
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is well worth visiting particularly for the murals on the ceiling. Truly phenomenal. There are excellent old masters paintings on the walls and not many tourists go here, so there is lot of peace and tranquillity.

Thank Krish M
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Hi BobW003. Genoa is the county seat of Liguria. Genoa is about 30 km from Santa Margherita Ligure. Just few words about Genoa. Genova is a long and narrow city, wedged between sea and mountains. Here you can find the... More
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