Siena Cathedral, Siena

Immerse yourself in the city's history and art with a visit to Siena Cathedral, considered one of the country's greatest medieval churches. Built in several stages and combining elements of the Gothic, Romanesque, and Classical architectural styles, the cathedral was consecrated in 1215. The building has the form of a Latin cross, featuring a slightly projecting transept, bell tower, and a dome, parts of which were designed by architect Gianlorenzo Bernini. The cathedral is constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with red marble added to the facade. Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, linked to the black and white horses of the legendary founders of the city, Senius and Aschius. The building also includes a renowned museum of Italian sculpture, displaying works by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. All-inclusive tickets are available online, providing access to the entire cathedral complex, including the terrace above the museum with its views of the city. Add Siena Cathedral to your Siena travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Siena vacation planner .
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  • Spectacular structure that stands on the square of the same name .... gorgeous style between Gothic and Roman ... beautiful white marble alternating with pink marble decorations rich in scallops ... facade really to see ... However, that advice is not to stop and Enter ... the Interior floors are made from many different coloured marble reliefs--from white to black and pink verde...al depict ancient characters .... the vaulted ceilings crossed ... paintings ... ... I highly recommend a thorough examination
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  • This Cathedral in Siena cannot but be a cultural and religious heritage for everyone! Rich finishes, murals and history, is a place of worship to visit and appreciate, even to say a simple prayer!
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  • There are no words to discribe this church. It is one of the most beautiful and huge building I've ever seen. Not only the outside is magnificent but the interior will leave you emotional. This is definitely a place you have to visit. It is truly wonderful!
  • Siena is beautiful Tuscany town with great history. One of the town symbols is monumental medieval cathedral made of white and black marble. Cathedral dominates in town panorama because is built on top of hill. When construction began in 13. century this was plannned to be largest church in the world.
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