Museo della Cattedrale, Ferrara

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Ferrara Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and minor basilica in Ferrara, Northern Italy. Dedicated to Saint George, the patron saint of the city, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Ferrara and the largest religious building in the city.The cathedral stands in the city centre, not far from the Palazzo Comunale and the famous Castello Estense and is connected to the Archbishop's Palace by a covered passage.HistoryConstruction of the present building began in the 12th century, when the city was being extended towards the left bank of the Po River; the new cathedral was consecrated in 1135. The former cathedral, also dedicated to Saint George, still stands on the right bank of the river outside the city walls and is now known as St George's Basilica Outside the Walls (San Giorgio fuori le mura).ExteriorThe original Romanesque design is manifest in the façade, which resembles those of Modena and Parma Cathedrals: it is in white marble, with three cusps and a series of loggias, small arcades and rose windows, statues and numerous bas-reliefs. On the right side is a statue of Alberto d'Este, while on the side is a bronze bust of Pope Clement VIII, over an inscription in memory of his capture of the city.
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  • On 15 August with very few people, you can admire the Museum, very rich, collects the historical testimonies and life of the major characters of the city of Ferrara. Visiting first develops in the museum itself, then move on to the cloister and next to the exit. Seeing the beautiful well located in the Centre of the garden. The visit involves a bit of time but deserved. The price is reasonable €7.00.
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  • Ancient church at the mouth of via San Romano on piazza Trento e Trieste. Now used as a Museum, with beautiful cloister.
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  • works kept in the Museum are those of the Cathedral: statues, books, paintings, tapestries. Although the tower is done easily, we still captivated in front of statues of the Virgin, Nicholaus or by this altarpiece of Cosme Tura.
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  • Small collection but quite beautiful and well worth the visit.
  • beautiful place and landmark
  • Choral and sacred music books are an example of precision, passion and beauty. They deserve to be seen.
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  • Well organized, like all museums Fares the rest, this museum is small (hard to spend more than an hour unless you stop to study an artwork), but possesses absolute 2 internationally famous art works and other nice interesting works: first the organ doors with Saint George and the Dragon by Cosmé Tura and last but not least, our Lady with the pomegranate by Jacopo Della Quercia. To complete the visit the splendid sculptural cycle of Months, a beautiful series of tapestries designed by Garofalo and the HYMNALS, preserved in a glass case in the initial part of the Museum
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  • visit to do. It is very interesting and leaves you astonished. just to see
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