Ferrara Cathedral, Ferrara

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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 nice for afreschi and all the artwork very nice weather in the square in front of the basilica, well maintained.
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  • Architecture beauties in every corner, but not to better accommodate visitors badly lit canvases
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  • unusual enough Church, built over a very long time. Beautiful but covered in scaffolding, front view, striking the side porches lined with small shops, beautiful Renaissance Bell Tower of Leon Battista Alberti. The Interior is impressive and very airy, laid in Renaissance era already
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  • 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.
  • Simply amazing. Now is undergoing a deep refurbishment
  • Beautiful morning with sun & jazz in the historical square 😎
  • If you find yourself in Ferrara take some time and have a look at this, it is worth it.
  • When you come to Ferrara the only.thing that will come on your mind is WOW
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