Awwwards

The monumental Cathedral complex

This memorable tour, which allows you to explore the majesty of Siena Cathedral with its Mosaic Floor, the Piccolomini Library and the "Gate of Heaven", includes the Museum and the "New Cathedral" with its Unfinished Fa¸ade, and continues on into the Crypt or undercroft and the Baptistry to explore the human soul and the truths of faith through culture and art.

A voyage to explore the monumental complex of Siena Cathedral

Nicola Pisano, detail of the Pulpit

Pinturicchio, Allegory of the Mount of Wisdom

MASTERPIECES IN THE CATHEDRAL

A breathtaking story of architecture and art: a single, enormous monumental complex that contains work by some of the most important masters in the history of European art, with sculpture by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini, and painting including Duccio di Buoninsegna's famous Maestà originally painted for the high altar of the Cathedral and now on display in the Museum. An absolute masterpiece is the Cathedral's grandiose marble inlay floor, which is unique both in terms of the technique used to make it and in terms of the message enshrined in its figured panels: a constant invitation to embrace Wisdom.

Donatello, Herod’s banquet

Michelangelo, Saint Paul

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Saint Jerome

PLAN YOUR VISIT

opening hours

Cathedral, Piccolomini Library, Museum, Panorama and "Duomo Nuovo", Crypt, Baptistry, Beneath the Cathedral, Gate of Heaven:

1 March – 31 October: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Eve of public holidays: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

1 November – 28 February (but not 26 December – 8 January): 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

26 December – 6 January: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Uncovering Floor Period Cathedral:
Sundays, public holidays: 9:30 am - 6 pm

Porta del Cielo:
Open from 1 March to 7 January.
The schedules follow those of the Cathedral.

INFO

Call center:

+39 0577 286300 opasiena@operalaboratori.com


prices

Cathedral, Piccolomini Library, Museum, Panorama and "Duomo Nuovo", Crypt, Baptistry, Beneath the Cathedral, Gate of Heaven:


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Cathedral: Sunday opening hours (March only): 1:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Last admission half an hour before the museum closes.

Religious services may lead to changes in the opening times.

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Museum complex sites:

1. Cathedral
1. Piccolomini Library
2. Opera's Museum
2. Panorama and and "Duomo Nuovo"
3. Crypt
4. Baptistry 5. Gate of Heaven 6. Santa Maria della Scala museum complex
Special Tickets:
PILGRIM CARD

Document certifying that the holder has completed a pilgrimage to Siena.

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News & Events

All visitors please take note
9 September 2019

The floor of Siena Cathedral will be covered over from 9 to 14 October 2019

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The Cathedral of Siena discovers its magnificent floor
5 August 2019

From August 18 to October 27 , the Cathedral of Siena discovers its magnificent floor made of marble intarsia, the result of five hundred years of artistic expression, a symbolic journey in search of the highest values of the human spirit. ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. From the DOOR to the CITY OF HEAVEN to the FLOOR.

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8 May - 8 September 2019 - La Città del Cielo
26 April 2019

The Panorama of Siena from the Facciatone: new horizons on the city

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New fares for the Cathedral Complex
23 January 2018

Since 1st March 2018 visitors will be able to choose from the following three tours: admission to the Cathedral and Piccolomini Library; the OPA Si Pass tour, including Beneath the Cathedral - Paths of Light with 3D videomapping; and the Gate of Heaven tour, which entitles the holder to visit the Cathedral roof and wich will now include also the Opa Si Pass tour.

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Services

The Opera della Metropolitana di Siena has devised a selection of special services designed to enrich your visiting experience. The services consist of tools to enhance your cultural and artistic exploration and education, and tools to meet the various needs of all those wishing to visit the complex. Each visitor can thus enjoy a unique level of experience, rich in emotion and discovery.

authorised tour guides

GUIDED TOURS

Audio-guides:

available in italian, english, french, spanish and german.

Guide on 8" touchscreen tablet

MULTIMEDIA GUIDE

NO ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS

ACCESSIBILITY

The Cathedral can be accessed via a dedicated ramp on the left of the building. Unfortunately the Museum, Crypt and Baptistry are not currently equipped for disabled access.

OPA EDU

educational section

SCHOOLS PROJECT:

This project is designed for primary and secondary school students.

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