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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello

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Address: Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 254 9511

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Amazing church

The basilica is enormous and highly decorated. A very interesting place to visit near the Palazzo Royale and via Garibaldi.

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The basilica is enormous and highly decorated. A very interesting place to visit near the Palazzo Royale and via Garibaldi.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

In genoa there are many Churches, but this place gives a charm and history of Jesu. So quiet and nice.

Thank Pg N
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

we did the palazzi the day before but the murals on the tour made a much bigger impression. Lovely lady took us around and well worth doing - one stunning mural (immaculate conception) and all souls/saints picture I liked

Thank Mikepw
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, there is plenty of beautiful churches in Genova. But this one offers you a special (free) tour by a passionate guide. He takes you to the cloister, the catacombes and other hidden places. Very enjoyable are the decorated relics...

2 Thank Jeroen O
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This papally designated basilica is near the port and the walls of the ancient city. It is easy to imagine both the wealthy sponsors and the at risk sailors praying to Mary for protection of their maritime adventures. Gorgeous murals. Must see

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Near Stant' Agostino metro stop. Very difficult to find so ask the locals. It is well worth the effort. The church stands not far from the remains of the fortified castle of the bishop, built between the 9th and 10th centuries on top of the hill, on the site occupied by the pre-Roman, Roman and Byzantine fortifications. Recycled materials -... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful old old church, hidden along back streets and quite tricky to find, but worth the effort. Beautiful artwork and architecture, serene, unspoiled by tourists, like stepping back in time a thousand years.

Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Even though we didn't attend mass, we were able to go inside pray, light a candle, and spend son time with God. As with all the churches in Europe, it is a beautiful church.

Thank marthy2016
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is well worth visiting particularly for the murals on the ceiling. Truly phenomenal. There are excellent old masters paintings on the walls and not many tourists go here, so there is lot of peace and tranquillity.

Thank Krish M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We arrived at Santa Maria di Castello after a search through winding alleyways but it was worth it. We were allocated an English speaking guide who took us (a couple) through the church and part of the monastry and showed us the most amazing artifacts as well as paintings, the garden and a family chapel. We were amazed as it... More 

1 Thank Jocelyn M

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