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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 246 5525
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Amazing church

Almost as big as the cathedral, this basilica is actually far more impressive, with stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jarko2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
History of architecture in compressed form

The Franciscans started to build the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato in 1520... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
VadimM67
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Murmansk, Russia
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Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost as big as the cathedral, this basilica is actually far more impressive, with stunning ceilings, frescos, status and paintings to jaw drop at and admire. Completely free to visit, but it is closed during the middle of the day and not open to visitors...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The Franciscans started to build the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato in 1520. However, poor Franciscans ran out of money at the level of walls and roofs. Construction was suspended for several decades. Finally, they found a rich family of Genoa Lomellini who pledged...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We passed by this church a coupe of times when it was shut/"in prayer", but we would not be off, and it was worth the wait. Very calm and peaceful inside, with interesting art/décor.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We walked past this church twice on Saturday and it was shut but fortunately for us it was third time lucky as this church is truly spectacular in a city with many dazzling churches. Entry is free and there are works of art everywhere to...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is one of the best churches churches in Genoa in respect to its internal decoration which is rich and colourful. Well worth popping in to see.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This church, short distance walk from the royal palace museum, and at a prominent junction, is absolutely an undiscovered gem. Easily the best church in Genoa, and definitely one of the very best in Italy (and of course Europe!) Very little mentioning and very under-marketed...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Amazing art work & frescoes all over. Every inch of the curved ceilings were beautiful. Its not a huge Church, but better than many.Don't miss it if you like to see art.

Thank sham k
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We were just passing by and almost didn't go in. But so glad we did!! As often happens here, the classical exterior was hiding a truly HUGE basilica of amazing Baroque extravagance. The scale and decorations are truly breathtaking (see the pics). And I'm so...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We only had an afternoon in Genoa as we had taken a trip there to spend the night for an early morning flight. We walked around a bit after dinner and stumbled across this building with open doors. It doesn't really look like a church...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Stumbled into it by accident. We were walking by and saw this plain exterior church with door opened. So we just walked in to check it out with no expectation. But the first sight was Wow. It is the most beautifully decorated church in Genoa...More

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