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Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto

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Religious Site
Cattedrale Di Otranto is most famous for the 12th-century mosaic that covers the floor of the nave, sanctuary and apse. Within the tiles, you'll recognize scenes from the Old Testament and the tree of life. The cathedral, consecrated almost 1,000 years ago, was built on the remains of a Messapian village, a Roman house, and an early Christian church. Admire the mixture of architectural styles, including Byzantine, early Christian, and Romanesque elements. In the south aisle, look for the Chapel of the Martyrs, which displays relics of those who died in the Ottoman siege of the church in 1480. Plan your visit to Cattedrale Di Otranto and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Otranto trip generator.
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  • When in Otranto, this Cathedral must be visited. It is a very peaceful place and also has a history to tell.  more »
  • When I first walked in, the cathedral felt like any other church. Imagine my shock when I walked in to see the skulls and bones of 800 matyrs at the back of the cathedral! A must see if you are in Otr...  more »
  • This is a must see and such a hidden gem. The whole floor is tiled in beautiful mosaics. It is spectacular. It depicts scenes from the bible because during that time most people could not read. It als...  more »