Ferrara Cathedral, Ferrara

4.3
World heritage site · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Ferrara Cathedral 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 Ferrara Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ferrara trip planner.
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  • Very beautiful and impressive cathedral of Ferrara. It is dedicated to St. George and is located in the center, opposite the Town Hall.  more »
  • With its mystic dark brown walls and dark but warm atmosphere. Shiny with its decorations in the dark. Details makes it a special one. It was a rare opening time during the year I could go inside...  more »
  • Disappointingly the Cathedral was under wraps and was mostly covered over with hoarding. You can’t see anything of it from the front and it was not open to the public when we were there in May. In...  more »
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  • Bellissima, the inside is wonderful and HUGE. It's a pity that the facade is still covered because of the renovation needed after the 2012's earthquake. I luckily saw it even before the work started, it was amazingly detailed. 🤩
  • Recommend, interesting exhibition of old Christian books, wall covers and statues.
  • Stunning building. There is some netting on the inside ceiling which doesn't let you enjoy the size of interior as much as possible, but it's still a beautiful place to explore. The facade, (if it's not under renovation) is quite beautiful and the side of the cathedral is covered in small shops, making the outside of the building quite interesting.
  • OK if you like looking at a picture while cleaning of the building
  • I would have gave it 5 stars, but we could not go inside because of the construction

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