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Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Raggiungibilissima a piedi, nel centro storico di questa meravigliosa città. Un capolavoro di arte e religiosità. da vedere assolutamente., Grand Canal and walk in the historic centre of this wonderful city. A masterpiece of art and religiosity. to see absolutely.show original
Provo sempre grande ammirazione nel contemplare questo pavimento frutto della maestria di grandi artigiani.I always feel great admiration in contemplating this floor fruit of mastery of great craftsmen.show original
Questa cattedrale, ricca di storia e di testimonianze di fede, ha una unicità il pavimento mosaicato. Si semplifica riportando che esso è dovuto al coordinamento dei lavori di un certo Pantaleone un m... read more »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.show original
Incredibly beautiful floor mosaic!!!
Giovanni TrancheseMagnificent! Beautiful rich in works ... You get lost in the moment just put foot ... . To see mandatory stop!show original
Domenico MorettiAnother 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!show original
Marian SoaveThe 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.show original
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