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

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Pisa: 14 reviews and 27 photos

  View from the cloisters of the Opera Museum
by Jefie

The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is located in an old seminary that stands right behind the cathedral, at the edge of Piazza dei Miracoli. The museum was opened in 1986 and it presents different works of art, especially sculptures, that used to be found in the cathedral but that were removed during the restoration work that occurred at several points during the cathedral's history; the pieces were then either relocated some place else in Pisa or they were simply misplaced and lost until a massive search was conducted to bring them back to the museum. Also on display are some of the Roman, Etruscan, Moorish and Egyptian treasures that were brought to Pisa after the city's different conquests, all of which greatly influenced the type of art and architecture that developed in the region over the 11th century. The old seminary's cloisters also offer an interesting view of the leaning tower.

Admission to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is included in the combined ticket (10 Euros) that also gives access to the cathedral, baptistery, cemetery and Sinopie museum.

Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 17
othercontact: info@opapisa.it
Phone: 39 050 83 50 11/12
Website: http://www.opapisa.it/en/home.html

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  • Updated Jul 8, 2010
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