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. A visit to Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ferrara vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Very nice, shame the facade being rebuilt. Frescoes and paintings, visit not to be missed for lovers of art or simple faithful looking for reflection.
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  • The basilica internally is very interesting also the external façade for what I remember is very nice. Currently the exterior is covered for restoration but well worth exploring
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  • Externally affects pre the peculiarity. Shame about the front cover for the restorations in progress. Internally the protective nets restrict guest reviews. Definitely interesting. I hope to review in his capacity as complete.
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