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Pontificia Basilica Cattedrale, Brindisi

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  • One evening while walking through the historical centre looking for the restaurant, I face this show!! Mine was a pure coincidence but I recommend everyone to go see her.
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  • The Cathedral of Brindisi, the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, which the foundation stone was laid by Pope Urban II in 1089, was completed by 1143. Ruggiero, son of tancred, was crowned King of Sicily in 1191 here, Chief among the Normans to be outside Palermo and, the following year, he married Irene, daughter of Isaac the Angel Emperor of Constantinople. In 1225, the 14-year-old Isabella of Brienne, Queen of Jerusalem, coming from the East, would have celebrated their wedding in Brindisi; the groom was the Lord of the West, the emperor Frederick II. The Cathedral was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1743 and restored several times. Of the Romanesque church has remained the basilical plan, common to that of the coeval basilica di San Nicola in Bari, with three naves without transept, as is shown by the coincidences of the extreme limits of new church with those of the ancient. The current position of the façade is the same as the corresponding bands, the Romanesque Central tripartite vertically into the aisle and the other two at aisles. In 20 you completed the façade with a pediment and replaced in 1957 by the statues of Saints Theodore, Lorenzo, Leucius and Pius X, which were replaced with the last renovation in 2007. Inside are a few fragments of the mosaic floor of 1178, the wooden choir of the local carvers, 1594 by the 16th century baptismal font and many valuable paintings from various periods, collected in the various chapels, in the sacristy, and on the altars. A chapel is dedicated to the relics of Saint Theodore, the patron saint of the town along with San Lorenzo. Alongside the Cathedral, on the one hand, the Bell Tower was completed in 1795 and the Bishop's Palace and the palazzo del Seminario, begun in 1720, using materials taken from the demolished Basilica of San Leucio. To visit, even for the area on which it stands.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches of Puglia and right in the historical centre of the city. Surprisingly beautiful interior
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