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"Museo dell'Opera del Duomo" Museo dell'Opera del Duomo Tip by Willettsworld

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Pisa: 15 reviews and 32 photos


Housed in the cathedral's 13th century former Chapter House, this excellent modern museum displays exhibits removed over the years from the Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto. Among the highlights is an imposing 10th century hippogriff (half horse, half griffin). Cast in bronze by Moorish craftsmen, this statue was looted by Pisan adventurers during the wars against the Saracens. There are also works by both Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, notably Giovanni's ivory Virgin and Child (1300), carved for the Duomo's high altar. Other exhibits include paintings, Roman and Etruscan remains and ecclesiastical treasures.

Address: Piazza del Duomo 6
Directions: open: April to September, daily - 08:00 to 19:40, March and October, daily - 09:00 to 17:40, November to February, daily - 09:00 to 16:40
Phone: 050 561820

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 4, 2005
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