St Martin Cathedral, Lucca

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Look for a curious collection of columns and a 13th-century labyrinth at . Its grand apse and campanile date back to 1063, while the Gothic nave and transepts are from the 14th century. According to local legend, the city held a contest among artists for the best column. Instead of choosing a winner, the townspeople decided to take them all without paying the artists. The labyrinth on the right pier of the portico is thought to predate the famous Chartres maze. You may even catch an organ performance, which will be enhanced by the stone structure's incredible acoustics. To visit St Martin Cathedral and other attractions in Lucca, use our Lucca tour builder website .
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  • Beautiful façade and Interior, enjoyable even without a guide. Remarkable the mausoleum of Ilaria del Carretto and the ancient Christ dress. Not to be missed!
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  • The Cathedral is the most impressive monument of the city, but coincide with ceremonies and procession of the feast of Santa Croce, and the positions of the market by such party in the square, was an anthropological experience.
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  • St. Martin church is one of the famous church in city center of Lucca. Lucca is a beautiful city with great history. Entry to the church is not very expensive it's just 3 euros. Church is beautiful from inside.you must visit it if you are visiting Lucca.
  • Beautiful cathedral with very large paintings decorating the walls. Stunning vaulted ceiling.
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