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Perugia Cathedral, Perugia

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Perugia Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Perugia, Umbria, central Italy, dedicated to Saint Lawrence. Formerly the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Perugia, it has been since 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.HistoryFrom the establishment of the bishopric, a cathedral existed in Perugia in different locations, until, in 936-1060, a new edifice, corresponding to the transept of the present cathedral, was built here. The current cathedral, dedicated from the beginning as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and Sant'Ercolano dates from a project of 1300 by Fra Bevignate that was initiated in 1345 and completed in 1490. The external decoration in white and pink marble lozenges (adapted from Arezzo Cathedral) was never completed; a trial section can still be seen on the main façade.
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  • It's nice the Cathedral of Perugia. If you walk around the corso Vannucci from the viewpoint to the piazza IV novembre, we find ourselves right in front of the Cathedral. Sunday, 1 October, the day was gray, but was accompanied by a procession of the Madonna organized by the Peruvian community, procession that ended right at the Cathedral, with the celebration of Holy Mass. In a cathedral packed was celebrated the mass with readings in Italian and Spanish, which stretched a bit but much more moving and making ritual participated. The entrance facing the square is on the left side of the Cathedral; to admire the façade still take few meters uphill after the square. The construction of the Church began in the 10th century has been going on for about six hundred years, but eventually the work remained unfinished. It is better to wait that the religious are finished to proceed to an accurate 15th century Church to visit the Interior with three aisles.
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  • This church is in my opinion much more beautiful outwardly but inwardly. Its architecture is beautiful
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  • The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense and very austere. The s...  read more »
  • Absolutely beautiful. Buildings that carries history in it. This is located on a big cobblestone Street that is very popular in Perugia.
  • Beautiful and interesting cathedral.
  • All of out beautiful but inside is a spectacle in every corner. On all paintings and frescoes are the two sides of the entrance. Very fascinating even the chapels. Worth visiting
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  • Impressive inside, is surely one of the attractions of the city worth visiting even for its centrality
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  • On the left aisle is just one of the many curiosities and wonders of this Cathedral, the chapel of Saint Joseph, dedicated to the sacred ring, the relic of the Virgin Mary's wedding ring. A must see for the grandeur of the Interior and the structure of the nave.
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