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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 246 5525

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Spacious and impressive.

Spacious and impressive church with very detailed decoration and a feel of space and peace found in no other church we visited in the city.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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HCMC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spacious and impressive church with very detailed decoration and a feel of space and peace found in no other church we visited in the city.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see. The beauty is beyond words. There is no charge to enter. You better bring a camera you will want to take some pictures.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a surprising church..externally it appears very Greek in style. Inside the art and architecture are amazing. For just a donation it is as good as most cathedrals you will see in italy

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Like another reviewer we nearly passed by but this would have been such a shame, even when you first enter it's very gloomy at first; however drop a 1euro coin in the box on the left side a little way in then......... STUNNING! I am so pleased I had that coin with me! Make sure you have one with you... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Just close to Ferrari Square. Beautiful architecture. Inside the building, one will be blown away with the beauty of the intricate craftsmanship in the construction of the building. Its artworks, amazing. A must for every tourist visiting Genoa.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I was stunned by the magnificence of the interior of this church. The exterior was not that impressive, and I nearly walked pass, but saw on old lady entered the church and decided to take a quick look. One of the most beautiful, I've ever seen!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Just stumbled on this church. Damaged during the bombings during WW2 when numerous frescos are missing but so much to appreciate. I believe it is still a functioning church.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Genoa's churches are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and this one is no exception. Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is close to Via Balbi. The church's current neoclassical façade hides a superb (and huge) baroque interior.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This has to be the most beautiful and elaborate church I have EVER been to (and that includes many in Italy). Even now, I would go back in a heart beat. Definitely worth a visit and keep looking up! Free entrance.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you like Italian Baroque churches, this is for you. A fabulous ceiling and yet a calming, serene atmosphere. Look for the 'dome within a dome' effect in the cupola. NB/ you are expected to dress respectfully and they ask anyone with bare shoulders/legs to cover up with shawls provided at the entrance.

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