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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Piazza S. Lorenzo, 16123 Genova GE, Italy

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About Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

The cathedral of San Lorenzo is the most important place of Catholic worship in the city of Genoa, the metropolitan cathedral of the homonymous archdiocese.  It was consecrated to the saint on 10 October 1118 by Pope Gelasius II when only the altar and a surrounding area existed, reserved for prayer, but no elevated structure. During the twelfth century it was built, but still, in the third quarter of the century, it remained unfinished and without a proper facade.


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Piazza De Ferrari0.21km from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Palazzo San Giorgio0.29km from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Porta Soprana0.33km from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Palazzo Spinola National Gallery0.35km from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Christopher Columbus' House0.37km from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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