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GetCOO | Museo Dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo Dell'Opera del Duomo

The Museum premises were first built to house the Canons, in the 9th century. The cloister was completed in the mid 1200s, although the cure was not. Over time, the building had several functions, until finally, after undergoing drastic alterations, it became a nunnery. Renovation in the late 20th century rediscovered the most ancient parts.The museum collection is particularly well-provided with examples of the flourishing tradition of sculpture in Pisa between the 11th to the 14th centuries, not to mention examples of the widespread re-use of Roman carvings in the buildings on the Cathedral Place.