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Duomo di Modena, Modena

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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A white marble cathedral, Duomo di Modena is one of the best-preserved Romanesque structures. It dates back to the 11th century, when it was built to house the crypt of Saint Geminianus, Modena's patron saint. You'll first notice the cathedral's immense rose window overlooking the cobblestoned square. Outside, look for the bas-reliefs by Anselmo de Campione and Wiligelmus, and the ancient Roman lions guarding the entrance. Inside, you can tour the three expansive knaves as well as the 1,000-year-old crypt that houses St. Geminianus' sarcophagus. The cathedral also features a marble parapet by de Campione, a wood crucifix from the 14th century, and two nativity scenes by noted Modenese artists Antionio Begarelli and Guido Mazzoni. Be sure to stop by the Porta della Peschera, the cathedral's north entrance, which is detailed with high-relief carvings of Arthurian legend scenes. This archway is thought to be the earliest monumental sculpture featuring the legend. Plan your Duomo di Modena visit and explore what else you can see and do in Modena using our Modena travel itinerary planner.
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  • Example of Romanesque art, notable, various entrance doors, inside beautiful crib Del Begarelli, crypt etc etc. In short, everything
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  • Not fail to visit the Cathedral once around the historic centre of Modena. Very impressive and well maintained. To see the canopy and the crypt.
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  • I live in Modena the Modena but a great thrill and wonder each time I go to the Cathedral. I recommend everyone to visit this world heritage site.
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  • With the restriction of car traffic the city center is ideal for visiting. Ancestral architecture, great food and of course awesome Gelato!!!
  • Brilliant! The interior is just wonderful! A must visit in Modena
  • A stunning cathedral. When you understand the history and some of the design principles, it is even more impressive. Make sure you look at some on the intricate decorations in the interior as well as appreciating the overall look of the building.
  • Absolutely stunning architecture. A must visit for those who appreciate the arts. Will turn previous non-appreciators.
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