Cathedral of Ostuni, Ostuni

Seated atop the highest hill in the city, and dedicated to St. Mary of the Assumption, Cathedral of Ostuni is a late Gothic-style cathedral, begun in 1435 and completed some 60 years later. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets of the whitewashed old town and up the hill to the imposing basilica. Explore the interior, which was rebuilt in the 18th century in the Latin-cross plan, and is composed of three naves, supported by two rows of supporting columns. The church contains several paintings depicting the life of Jesus, also from the 1700s. Cathedral of Ostuni is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Ostuni Edition.
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  • Spectacular, I was told it was fine but I had no idea it would be so nice. The streets were filled with people and full of quirky shops.
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  • Beautiful on the outside. Also nice inside with a beautiful ceiling and frescoes. Really very nice worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful, not to be missed. Is located in the highest part of ostuni. You should also visit the Diocesan Museum next door just set up.
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  • Lots of marble, clean and bright in the Gothic style
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  • I honestly did not expect such a church in a village as Ostuni. Already the façade suggests something because, with its sinuous curves, differs from the classical Church. Very nice rosette carved above the entrance door. To visit the church you must pay a symbolic offering that amounts to a measly euros. The Interior of the Church, unusually, is not of Baroque decorations and friezes but paintings, frescoes and decorated walls. Very nice on the ceiling of the main nave and the transept.
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  • You can't not notice coming to town: dominates the upper part with his particular color compared to White City. Joints after an uphill on via Cathedral, the very first thing that strikes the eye is the beautiful rose window. The Interior has a richly decorated ceiling, with some scenes from the New Testament, more of the lives of the Saints to whom is dedicated the Cathedral. Worth paying the small price of the ticket to visit
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  • The Cathedral is worth restoration that carry it to its former glory. The ceiling painting is surprising as well as remnants of the 14th-century frescoes. Very interesting the altar in the left transept with the patron saints as well as opposite the façade the beautiful statue of Christ. True value of the Cathedral exterior decoration, the madonna enthroned in the Lunette of the main door to St John the Baptist carved in the side face.
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