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Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • , Grand Canal and walk in the historic centre of this wonderful city. A masterpiece of art and religiosity. to see absolutely.
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  • I always feel great admiration in contemplating this floor fruit of mastery of great craftsmen.
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  • This Cathedral, rich in history and testimonies of faith, has a uniqueness the mosaic floor. Simplifies reporting that it is due to the coordination of the work of a certain Pace a monk who conducted the activity in the second half of the century between 1100 and 1200. Great interest arouse the characters represented therein, including an intriguing King Arthur whose presence intrigues me greatly. First for the sidereal gap between the geographic area where the exploits of Arthur apparently were held and Otranto, according to the relationship between that Christianity and the messages conveyed through images of the flooring.
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  • Incredibly beautiful floor mosaic!!!
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  • Magnificent! Beautiful rich in works ... You get lost in the moment just put foot ... . To see mandatory stop!
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  • Another wonderful Apulian Cathedral to visit. The beautiful mosaic of Pantaleone de XII century already alone is worth the visit, but it is not the only beauty, then it's worth it!
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  • The Cathedral of Otranto is a gem of art. Its architecture, the old mosaic that covers the entire floor, the splendid rose window making it one of the must not only of Otranto, but throughout the Salento.
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