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Duomo (Cathedral) of Barga, Barga

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Admire the paintings that decorate the walls of Duomo (Cathedral) of Barga, or the column standing on lion sculptures which support the structure from inside. Come here to worship in peace, or peacefully walk the gardens that surround the cathedral. Because it stands on a hill, above the town, it also offers an enviable view of the rooftops, and nearby hills. Listen to the ringing of the bell, or the impressive sounds of the pipe organ which resonate through the limestone-walled building. Make Duomo (Cathedral) of Barga a part of your Barga vacation plans using our Barga trip builder.
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  • Inserted at the center of the fortress of the ancient castle of ancient origins, is undoubtedly the most important tourist attraction of the place. Inside is preserved one of the most beautiful marble pulpits in Tuscany. This, as in the main Cathedral, is the work of those workers crossed over 1100 and 1200 comacine masters that our region, its cities, villages, leaving many places the imprint of their fascinating and beautiful art, like yesterday, today highly sought after. The Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Christopher, dominates much of the Serchio valley behind the Apennines and in front of the majestic chain of Apuane.La Church was built in four different times. The original building dates back to before the year 1000. In the 12th century it was made a first expansion in the Romanesque style. Later, in the 13th century, with a Gothic motifs emerge second extension with Lancet Windows. With the construction of two large chapels and chorus (1500-1600) was the third extension, which completes the final construction of the temple. The present façade, which was one of the sides of the Church, is impressive in asymmetrical drafts of stone they buy different colours depending on the brightness receipt. Both the façade and the sides are decorated with carved-headed arches with capitals with human figures, fantastic animals and friezes. The Interior has three naves and is divided into two parts by decorated banisters. the Cathedral, along with the Palazzo Pretorio, which stands just to the North, forms a kind of fortified Citadel, protected by massive walls at one time equipped with battlements and sturdy gates. The structure of the building and the imposing Bell Tower, finished on top with battlements, suggests that the building plays a protective function. For me and my husband an amazing discovery, I had ever seen. Essential pay euros required to illuminate the Interior.
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  • During sightseeing of small town Barga we climbed to the top of mountain to see the famous local Duomo. The way was very attractive but a little bit difficult but panorama which opened when we achieve...  more »
  • Located on the highest point of Barga, the Cathedral has a Romanesque style very strict. Inside, they are valuable bills and extraordinarily preserved the pulpit and statue of St Christopher. 1 € for 10 minutes.
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