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Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza Duomo 6, 22100, Como, Italy
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+39 031 331 2275
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Diocesi's chief Church, Bishop Cathedral, was erected since 1396 and works...

Diocesi's chief Church, Bishop Cathedral, was erected since 1396 and works ended in 1740. Many famous artist, during 300 years operated in it harmonizing their own typical age's styles.

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In the heart of Como - its main cathedral

The Duomo is central architectural building in town. Very traditional lovely building close to lake and shopping. Worth a visit to pay respects and for a quiet moment of... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Duomo is central architectural building in town. Very traditional lovely building close to lake and shopping. Worth a visit to pay respects and for a quiet moment of reflection. Beware of thieves along the nearby lake parking areas.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge White cathedral in the center of Como It was interesting to watch the building from the top of the hill Brunate

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very surprising experience. The Cathedral is huge and beautiful and well worth a visit. The architecture is something special.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I entered to do some quiet reflection and it was really a lovely cathedral. It's hard so grand and majestic! I saw it from afar when I was on the funicular and it really is an architectural feat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is located very centrally, so it's very easily accessible. A 1 euro donation is required, and a dress code is loosely applied. The architecture and art is similar to many churches or their time. There are little story boards talking about the architecture and art, unfortunately they are all in Italian. There are no 'tours' or audio guides.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Duomo (Cathedral of Como) is Como is right in the centre of town and is a very easy and worth visit Be ware like most churches in Italy dress regulations apply

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally find lot of Italian churches over decorated and very dark but this one was better. Lovely Rose window and vaulting on ceiling. Information leaflets in various languages but panels with further information on the building of the church which looked interesting were only in Italian which we found a bit challenging.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where we stayed overlooked this beautiful Cathedral and we had the luxury of hearing its bells throughout the day. It is the pillar of Como and what you first see. It was beautiful to photograph both inside and out and loved learning its history as well!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This large Gothic style cathedral w/ bell tower & dome was constructed between 1396-1770 and is located in the center of Como. The intricate façade was built between 1457-98 and features a fine portal topped by four lancet shaped windows and one rose window with numerous sculpted statues and five turrets as well as an attractive arched portico with balcony... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different from the cathedrals in Florence and very attractive. Smelled great. Brochure in English is given for your donation of one Euro. Beautiful blue ceilings and stained glasses with one modern window that doesn't quite belong, but is beautifully done.

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