Foggia Cathedral

Foggia, Italy

Foggia Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Foggia-Bovino. The present Romanesque building was constructed as a collegiate church in the 1170s, but was damaged in the earthquake of 1731 and restored in a Baroque style.

When the Diocese of Foggia was created in 1855, the collegiate church was declared its cathedral. The diocese was elevated to an archdiocese in 1979 and amalgamated with the Diocese of Bovino to form the Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino in 1986.

The church contains an ancient icon of the Virgin Mary, whence its alternative name of Santa Maria Icona Vetere. The icon is also sometimes known as the Madonna dei sette veli, or the Madonna of the Seven Veils.

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Via Duomo 20, Foggia, Italy
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Founded: 1170s
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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en.wikipedia.org

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Tony Bruno (5 months ago)
Historic monument well preserved.
Niny Yang (4 years ago)
Awesome place
Andrew Aspell (5 years ago)
Worth a visit
Piero Traisci (5 years ago)
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Christof Kerkhof (7 years ago)
Seems the cathedral is only open during meses..
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