Savona Cathedral

Savona, Italy

The original cathedral of Savona on the Priamar hill was destroyed by Genovese army in 1528. The Franciscan monastery was converted as a new Cathedral in 1559 by Pope Paul IV. The current appearance dates from 1605.



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Via Verzellino 8, Savona, Italy
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Founded: 1559
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Javier Marin (5 years ago)
It’s ok. I don’t like cult places, but is nice decorated. You have to pay 2€ if you like to see the sixtine chapel
Graham Ponton (5 years ago)
You don't have to be religious to enjoy such beautiful building's
Paul Coates (5 years ago)
Stunning and free entry.
Dennis Elliott (5 years ago)
Do you have time to see it see it a very beautiful building
James Garvin (6 years ago)
A beautiful and traditional chaledral
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