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If not for the cross you would not know this was a church as it’s more reminiscent of a courthouse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cathedral or Greek temple?

Certainly this looks like a Greek temple at first glance, but the cross atop is the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If not for the cross you would not know this was a church as it’s more reminiscent of a courthouse. Beautiful architecture that seems to blend three or four different styles over time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Certainly this looks like a Greek temple at first glance, but the cross atop is the giveaway.Impressive façade and pleasant interior (not overly ornate).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikebutler46
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This small town located in the middle of Portfino and Cinque Terre is one of the loveliest ones in Liguria. Very handy and convenient, in terms of train/ferry journeys. An ideal base to visit famous sightseeing sites from here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelingPainterMINA
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I took my friends to their first cathedral experience here and when we arrived...closed! Not to worry, though. It was the normal mid-day closing and gave us time for some espresso and to relax before the massive doors were swung open and we could enter....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Larry A
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

doesn't look like a cathedral from the outside more like a Greek facade at the front ceiling under repair but quite nice inside

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

It doesn't look much from the outside but it's beautiful on the inside. Make sure you cover up as it is a place of worship. It's open feom 6.45 am till noon then 3.30 till 6 from memory. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank R6093GQtraceyc
Reviewed 25 April 2018

What an impressive exterior combined with an absolutely ornate interior. Do not wear shorts or anything else not appropriate.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Inside the prevailing style is baroque with rich decorations but not overpowering, a surprising pleasant discovery!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MaGr19
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This church is well worth a visit. The facade is beautiful and the fact that Pope John Paul II visited and has a statue in his honour has been erected outside made it very special - as he is now a Saint.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank BelfastBarclays
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stunning art, huge and lovely. This is a real parish where people worship among masterpieces. Beautiful

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kathychiara
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