Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, Monopoli

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  • The review is largely summarized in the title but it is difficult to make with words as seen from this religious building. Church with Romanesque-Apulian exterior imposing and characteristic in which stand out almost "by contrast" the wonderful baroque interior details (amazing decorations and architectural elements, precious marble, stucco, etc.). Beautiful history-legend of the painting/icon of the Madonna della Madia protectress of sailors who, saved by the Virgin from a shipwreck nearly X centuries ago built then, in this land, for gratitude an initial site of religious worship mariano.
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  • We visited this basilica a couple of times during our stay in Monopoly. It is a wonderful and impressive decorated basilica.  more »
  • For five years I spend the summer holidays in Monopoli, and never fails to visit the Cathedral, this year more than once, accompanying friends passing through. It is therefore a must, though then associated with the function of Ferragosto, the procession of boats in the Harbor, as we did last year, becomes better understood the miracle associated with it. The emotions you feel, are always the same in the first visit, amazement at the grandeur and beauty of the collection. The coverings on the walls are inlaid with various kinds of coloured marble, and execution is stunningly beautiful, especially in the area of the double staircase leading to the altar with the Madonna exposed. But the most fascinating, beyond all belief, is the story of the miracle and the exposed beams, just walked on the right, I am the witness. Do not forget that it is also organized in August a ride to various churches in the city centre and is a unique opportunity to see a cave Church incredibly beautiful and evocative, but can't remember the name, but still unique, almost a catacomb. You have to spend at least an hour, on a first visit to take a minimum of the infinite particularity. I don't think there's any Guide service, we've always gone alone, each time discovering something magical. And don't wait for a day of bad weather to go, monopoly it never rains!
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