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Cattedrale di san Pietro e Paolo, Adria

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  • Cathedral in the city centre. the episcopal see of the province. three-nave Church recently renovated. worth a visit
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  • In the historic centre of Adria tenure collects unique wonders. Living Council the guided tour available on the site.
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  • Adria Cathedral through the ages has been enriched by important works of art related to the cult; is a historical, artistic and cultural monument; He sees his birth over two thousand years ago. Originates between the end of the second and early third century; in the fourth century Adria joins the exarchate of Ravenna. The reconstruction works started in 1050 by Pope Benedict were completed in 1067 by the successor Tutone, who decided to protect with defensive structures the sacred place. In 1407, the medieval building, rebuilt higher, another church with three naves, in the right aisle, there was the altar of the Holy Cross, where he venerated the wooden crucifix by unknown author, which is present in the Cathedral increased. The Bell Tower was rebuilt in 1686 and in 1830 Bishop called for the slaughter of more than half of the old cathedral and on that occasion it was discovered the chapel with figures of the Apostles. The crypt has a semicircular, it depicts six picture of twelve apostles from the Carolingian art. By the mid-18th century there arose the need to build a new Cathedral wider and more solid than before. The Cathedral, now indeed, with a length of 70 meters and a width of 33 metres is one of the larger churches in Veneto. The Church has a large façade and a Bell Tower. On the South side opens to the small square bell tower, while on the back was built in the 1930s, a valuable and impressive reproduction of the grotto of Lourdes the external façade is unfinished brick, with three portals of which the central one is crowned by a pediment and flanked by columns. There is a stained glass window located in the "Spa" of the counter-façade. The glass represents the Virgin with Saints Peter and Paul.
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