Duomo di Salerno, Salerno

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Duomo di Salerno, the main church of Salerno, contains the crypt that holds the remains of St. Matthew. The church was built over an earlier church, which was in turn built on Roman ruins. Behind the deceptively simple façade of the cathedral lies an ornate crypt, displays of golden altarpieces, tile mosaics, and the tomb of Pope Gregory VII. From the outside, admire the bronze Byzantine-style doors from Constantinople. The 12th-century Arabic-Norman bell tower stands watch at 56 m (184 ft) high. Arrange your visit to Duomo di Salerno and discover more family-friendly attractions in Salerno using our Salerno trip itinerary site .
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  • A little frescoed church (except the part of the altar), very spacious and with beautiful mosaics!!!!!!!
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  • Located in Piazza Alfano (the poet and physician archbishop, among the founders of the Salernitan Medical school), was built at the end of the XI century. After the conquest of Salerno by Robert Guiscard, is also called Church of St. Matthew following the discovery of the remains of the saint. It has a structure inspired by that of the Lombard Abbey of Montecassino, has a baroque façade and a wide staircase. The portal, also called the door of the Lions, introduces in a large atrium, a rare example of Romanesque quadriportic. Majestic the four-level bell tower, like the interior, with three naves, with as many spectacular apses, including that called Chapel of the Crusaders, built by Giovanni da Procida. Under the altar is the urn of Gregory VII who died in exile in Salerno. The crypt deserves a separate review.
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  • Church very close to the center of Salerno, having dined at the restaurant Tegamino in Piazza seat of Portanova we had a nice walk and visited this Stuoemds church.
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  • A truly incredible experience! The catacomb was breathtaking and humbling. Highly recommend.
  • Historically important cathedral, in spite of renovations. Wish they had information posted about it's significance and the consecration by Pope Gregory VII. The 13th century pulpits are massive and beautiful. The crypt is impressive, but I wish they had not covered up all the medieval past. At least the tower is still standing!
  • An absolutely magical find. This is a true gem. The history and art here is beyond comprehension. You must visit here. Mind blowing. Old bodies , tombs and so much more. I've seen temples and churches all over the world but the bit down stairs off to the left of the main indoor part is the best part. Make sure you find those stairs and see that ceiling. The whole story of Christ. Old paintings of salerno in 1300 and the small cripts with bones
  • As with all Italian churches the inside of the building is incredible so much decoration.
  • A classic church with beautiful art works
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