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Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire

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Address: Piazza Municipale, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0532 207449
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Stunning interior

The stunning interior of this ancient cathedral has witnessed many historic events in the life of Ferrara and the Este family. No visit to the city would be complete with looking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The stunning interior of this ancient cathedral has witnessed many historic events in the life of Ferrara and the Este family. No visit to the city would be complete with looking inside

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The interior is rather sombre and quite unusual. Some of the recent reviews have accurately described the strangeness of the interior. It is a shame that the interior does seem to be crumbling in places, hence the netting to catch the falling plaster. If you are in Ferrara it is a must visit, but be prepared for it to not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The moment the whole Cathedral is shrouded as they undertake restoration work. Don't let this stop you, go inside and look at the vast space and the wonderful treasures inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

You would never guess that cute, unassuming Ferrara would have such an ostentatious cathedral but this is pretty awesome in a rather gaudy way. It's dark and bit macabre, very ornate and over-the-top like it's the love child of Donald Trump and Liberace. It may not be your style (and really, it would be kind of strange if any medieval... More 

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Thank Jenée A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The interior is not all that special and their is netting all over the ceiling probably due to falling plaster. The facade is undergoing a BIG renovation. The tower side looks nice, however. If you are visiting Ferrara of course you will walk by it, but for now, it's really not that interesting.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Front of cathedral is covered in scaffolding at present so one cannot see any of the unusual frontage. Inside the cathedral is nothing special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

As of June 2016, the facade of the cathedral is undergoing renovation and, unfortunately, is not visible. The interior has a bit of a Miss Havisham feel; red lamps, netting covering the nave and more than a bit of decay. Interesting contemporary crèche with carved wooden figures.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

All cathedrals are special places and the one in Ferrara doesn't disappoint. The frescos are stunning and the atmosphere calming. I would suggest that visitors also go to the cathedral museum to see the tapestrys

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

there is much restoration work taking place but if you ignore all that it is a truly beautiful cathedral, cool peaceful with gentle ecclesiastic music playing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

A really spectacular façade, calm and relaxing inside. We experienced a choir singing and it added a unique charm to our visit!

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