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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  • August 18, 2017
    Located in the old city (worth a vist in itself), the cathedral boasts a stunning mosaic across the whole of its floor dating from 1163, and other features (don't miss the ceiling when you focus on th...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I haven't went back to Otranto and I had never managed to see this beautiful Cathedral. The mosaic is a splendid example of medieval art, ino Sin have partly covered with benches for celebrations
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  • August 17, 2017
    very nice Cathedral and feature. absolutely worth visiting. We took its restructuring period but the chapel where the bones of Catholics died at the hands of the Turks in 1480 is very impressive. We couldn't see the crypt unfortunately.
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