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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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  • The outer cladding is quite fine, but unfinished. If you have seen other cathedrals like Sienna, Pisa or Firenze, you do not need to spend the entrance fee. This building is by far inferior to the one...  more »
  • Very nice basic Perugia Cathedral inside and out! A large altar and two naves important risaltono immediately with frescoes and works very impressive beautiful square which houses the entrance!
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  • Obviously I can't say that it was the most gorgeous cathedral that I have seen in my life but this one is sure worth visiting. 
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  • 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.
  • The Cathedral of Perugia retains what according to tradition should be the wedding ring between Mary and Joseph.
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  • 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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  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is the main religious edifice of Perugia, in Umbria. Is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.
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