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Genoa Cathedral


Genoa Cathedral

Located just a few metres from the central Piazza De Ferrari, Genoa Cathedral, also known as the  Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, is the most important place of worship in the Ligurian capital. From the outside, it looks majestic and imposing, with its black and white banded façade, the bell tower and the architectural details that make it an authentic jewel.

Built around 1098 on the site of an ancient basilica, the cathedral was enlarged over the centuries into ever more precious and solemn forms, and then housed the ashes of the patron saint of Genoa, St John the Baptist. The interior of the Cathedral is divided into three naves by a series of Romanesque-style columns and capitals.

Even today, fascinating stories, legends and curiosities circulate around Genoa Cathedral. One of these concerns the presence of a replica war ordnance, an unexploded British grenade. How could we not mention, above all, the "Sacro Catino", that is, the bowl that was reportedly used by Jesus during the Last Supper.


Monday - Friday
08:00 am-12:00 pm
03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Genoa Cathedral

Piazza S. Lorenzo, 16123 Genova GE, Italia

Call +39010265786 Website

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