"New Cathedral" Duomo - Cathedral Tip by Helga67

Duomo - Cathedral, Siena: 113 reviews and 256 photos

  New cathedral's façade
by Helga67

Well, there is not only the beautiful old Duomo but on the southeast side of the cathedral you will find the new cathedral. However, you will have to look for it. Why? Well have a look at the pic :-)

During the early 14th century, at the height of Siena's prosperity and power, the Sienese decided to build a new building at the southeast side of the cathedral. The building started but because of a pestilence and the instability of the building, works were stopped and a few years later the project was put aside. Only some of the front walls, the left side aisle and the walls of the façade were built. A part of the aisle now houses the cathedral museum.

Address: Piazza del Duomo
Directions: Central

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2005
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