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Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto

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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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  • Don't miss the cultural crash between Catholic and Muslim with a crypt which immediately made me think of Córdoba.
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  • The floor of the Cathedral is a beautiful mosaic--the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world! A show. If you are coming in Salento is a must
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  • Sometimes you can feel that all churches/cathedrals look the same. However, the cathedral in Otranto offers something a bit more, a bit different. The mosaic floor is legendary and well worth a visit ...  more »
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  • Incredibly beautiful floor mosaic!!!
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  • In the ancient village of salento Otranto is surely one of the most beautiful things to see. 
Impossible not to appreciate the beauty of the mosaic in the Cathedral of Santa maria Annunziata that covers the entire floor. The huge mosaic is basically a carpet of colored stones built between 1163 and 1165. The mosaic is so large and rich in figures is like an encyclopedia of weather images and medieval culture. The middle part depicts the tree of life.
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  • The Cathedral, artistically beautiful is nestled in the heart of Otranto. The entire floor is one huge mosaic. While the crypt holds the remains of the holy martyrs of Otranto
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  • For those coming in Salento this architectural gem is worth a visit. The mosaic of Pantaleone and the canopy can be considered some of the most iconic symbols of Salento.
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