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Culture of Genoa. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Nervi - Il porticciolo Genoa will certainly please fans of captivating excursions. The city is famous for its exquisite palaces, interesting museums and symbolic monuments. San Giorgio Palace has become the symbol of the city for many years. All travellers, who visit Genoa, tend to visit it. The design of the building is elegant and rigorous, and its inner decoration is truly fantastic in even slightest details. The halls of the palace are decorated with frescoes, which depict one of the most important historical events - the discovery of America by Columbus.
Genoa has already become a permanent venue of numerous festivals and cultural events of the international level. Just before the Christmas holidays Genoa hosts Festival of Circus Art, which … Open
Among the striking historic monuments of the city we should definitely mention Porta Soprano gates, which are a kind of entrance to the old district of Genoa. Previously the gates were a part of a large fortification. The city was surrounded by a thick stone wall with five gates. Only two gates and a small piece of the wall have survived till our time. The historical monument is often used as a venue for orchestra concerts. Among the most famous religious sites of the city we must mention San Lorenzo Cathedral, the construction of which took place in the 12th century. According to a legend, the cathedral was built on the site of an ancient temple, which was founded in the 3rd century by St. Lawrence. The main religious item, which has been kept in the cathedral for centuries, is a beautiful cup made of green glass.
Guests of the city should not forget to visit University Palace. The opening of the educational institution took place in 1635. During a walk through the corridors of the palace, visitors can see the portraits of first professors who taught at the university almost four hundred years ago. You will find one more famous attraction near Porta Soprano. This is the House of Columbus. The house is the birthplace of the famous discoverer, whose name is now well-known and respected in every country. The small house has been converted into a museum and is now visited by hundreds of curious tourists every day. Copyright
Numerous entertainment facilities of Genoa will surely help to make your rest in this city even more exciting and unforgettable. You will find a beautiful aquarium just a few steps away from … Open
The church of St. John the Baptist is an incredibly beautiful building. The construction of the church was started in 1451 and lasted almost 15 years. Currently the walls of the cathedral keep several very important religious artifacts, so every year the shrine attracts a large number of pilgrims. An excursion to Palazzo Bianco Gallery will leave many positive memories. Here visitors can see a rich collection of valuable paintings. Palazzo Rosso Museo is a no less famous and popular cultural institution. The museum is located in a beautiful medieval palace.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Genoa and surroundings

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Public palaces near Genoa
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Bianco' Genoa, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Genoa and around
♥   Art museum 'Musei di Strada Nuova' Genoa, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Doge s Genoa' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Diocesan Museum' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Genoa Cathedral s Treasure' Genoa, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Reale' Genoa, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Genoa
♥   Basilica di S. Maria delle Vigne, Genova, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo, Genova, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco di Paola, Genova, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia, Ceranesi, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Nostra Signora Assunta, Genova, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta, Camogli, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Bambino Gesù di Praga, Arenzano, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Genoa and near


From the series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
Today the antique deserted town receives the most attention from explorers and curious tourists. Archaeologists who had explored the area found that the first large city in the area of Balestrino existed even in the 11th century. It is worth noting that the territory of the settlement is closed to public access because of the threat of falling of ancient buildings. But it does not bother curious tourists at all. … Read further


From the series “Amazing Cities on the Rocks”
Residents have a tradition to paint the facades of their houses in different colors hundreds of years ago. Vernazza has acquired a unique look over the years thanks to this good tradition. About a thousand people live in the town permanently. Automobile transport is completely absent here. Therefore, the environment remains at a high level. A tiny Italian town is ready to offer a lot of interesting entertainment to its guests. Walking around the town and relaxing on the beaches remain the most popular among its guests. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Genoa map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Genoa

Culture guide to Genoa. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Genoa: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Genoa. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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