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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Galatina

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4.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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  • Located in the historic centre of Galatina, the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria represents, as far as I'm concerned, one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The Romanesque façade is striking for the decoration of the three bands of the portal and rose window, masterfully carved in a radial pattern. But the real wonder is just walked in the door. Enter you will find yourself immersed in a large part of the school of Giotto fresco cycle that embraces all the aisles of the basilica and stunned the visitor, which will return in mind surely the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Recommend to visit the basilica, with the aid of a guide to appreciate it all with more awareness of what you are looking at. Don't overlook the adjacent cloister. A must for those coming in Salento.
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  • We visited the church in a rush because we arrived there at 2:40 pm and at 3:00 pm they were closing for lunch break, so we didn't have much time to enjoy it. The paintings are spectacular, the ceilin...  read more »
  • In Galatina travel regularly for family reasons, so I can claim to know Santa Caterina d'alessandria fairly well ... the only thing I miss is the picture ... and explain also why: the very first time I went, now many years ago, say that it dates back to mid-2000, I tried to take a picture but I heard a yell from the bottom of the aisle "what is facendoooo!!!" ... I stood aghast, I was taking a picture and in all honesty I had not noticed the sign for ban. I apologized, still a bit confused but I recovered almost immediately ... but why should I feel guilty? All in all I stopped for long ... I asked the clerk if he had any multimedia product on the basilica. and the prospect of an expected take even the sacristan is tamed ... in fact I apologized ... and tone changed completely ... Then pictures of Saint Catherine of Alexandria I except in the CD-ROM that I guard jealously ... also did fairly well, I must say, at least for the period in which it was made. Then there are other times, summer type millanta back ... but it's always a great pleasure.
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  • A place where I go back every time I visit the Salento. I would call it as the Sistine Chapel of the South. Wonderful frescoes despite Church exterior does not inspire much. Inside you will be surprised by so much beauty
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  • Really impressive
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  • One of the most nbelle Gothic Roman basilicas of salento. Inside you can find restored frescos from the old to the New Testament, including scenes of the Apocalypse of Saint John. One of the most beautiful paintings and darker is the martyrdom of Saint Agatha.
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  • A beautiful Basilica with beautiful frescoes. You could reside here for hours and let the medieval images, would the supervisor one not bother that he, putting through the ban on photography, constantly prowls around a.
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  • What can we say!!!! The Basilica has a special beauty. Has many frescoes were recovered on three layers above the walls. Is a very famous basilica in Salento. Inside you feel a great sense of peace and faith.
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