Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire, Ferrara

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Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire is the seat of the archbishop of Ferrara and the largest church in the city. Located only steps from the Palazzo Comunale and the famous Castello Estense, the cathedral, built in a Romanesque style, dates to the 12th century. The facade is made of white marble, and features scenes from the New Testament as well as numerous sculptures of its characters. The interior was entirely remade in Baroque style after a fire in the 18th century. For a better look at the ceiling painting by Bastianino (inspired by Michelangelo), insert a two-Euro coin into a machine about 50 m (164 ft) from the main entrance on the right: this will cause the apse and the painting to be flooded with light. Put Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ferrara trip planner .
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  • Majestic, beautiful, sumptuous, a gem not to be missed if you go to Ferrara, easy to get to.
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  • It takes a little time to look at it all and well worth the trip; building cross aisles, which could be compared to three transects is really beautiful; and to think that what is written on some texts, before was to five transverse naves, unless I misread. Majestic but not distracting as some cathedrals which can be seen for example in France. Also liked the apse depicting the last judgement which incorporates "a lot" of the Sistine Chapel. Very, very nice!
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  • We entered the darkened Church. Later cu showed how you could light up the time with the beautiful painting of the Universal Judgment.
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