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Saint Giusto Cathedral, Trieste

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Saint Giusto Cathedral remains best known for its interior mosaics, some of which date back to the 5th century. The mosaics can be lit up for a small fee. On top of a hill, the cathedral also includes a high altar consecrated in 1385. The wall frescoes depicting the life of the cathedral's patron saint date to the 13th century. Also interesting, the gabled facade features a large double-rose window and a statue of the saint. Expect a long hilly walk from the center of town, with a rewarding view of Trieste at the end of it. Plan a trip to Trieste easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • I really enjoyed the visit to San Giusto! The cathedral itself is a wonderful example of early medieval architecture and the bell tower climb will get you to amazing views of the gulf. The main... 
    I really enjoyed the visit to San Giusto! The cathedral itself is a wonderful example of early medieval architecture and the bell tower climb will get you to amazing views of the gulf. The main...  more »
  • It has an interesting history and the views from that area over Trieste are the best! The hike up there can be tough, so if you are not fit I would suggest a taxi up at least. 
    It has an interesting history and the views from that area over Trieste are the best! The hike up there can be tough, so if you are not fit I would suggest a taxi up at least.  more »
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  • San Giusto is the result of joining two churches together. Impressive interior with a large nave; two aisles on either side; 13th century Byzantine mosaics and a magnificent Gothic rose window. We stayed for mass officiated unusually by a young priest with a sense of humour!
  • You can reach the church after a nice hike up the hill, but the view is worth it. Entrance to the tower costs €2 per person. In the tower you will find four large bells and a beautiful view. Parking is tricky and complicated, for experienced drivers only.

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