Bolzano Cathedral

Bolzano, Italy

Cathedral of the Diocese of Bolzano conceals the vestiges of an early Christian, a late Medieval and a Romanesque basilica (1180). After one century the site has opened into a new imposing construction, completed around 1420, synthesizing, over a few decades, the intervention of Lombard mastery with the Gothic style of the Suevian mastery. The bell tower, with an open fretwork spire in sandstone, which stands 65m tall, was built by the Suevian architect, Hans Lutz von Schusseried, between 1501 and 1519.

The beautiful Crucifix was made by the Veronese School. The Romanesque portal is located on the western side with prothyrum and column-bearing lions and the rose window (restored after the bombings of the Second World War). The fresco of Mother and Child is attributed to Friedrich Pacher (1475).

The Gothic sandstone pulpit was created by Hans Lutz von Schussenried and the baroque altar in polychrome marble (1710-1720) by the Veronese Ranghieri and Allio.

In the churchyard south of the building you can view the beautiful monument to Peter Mayr.

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Karlo Šunjo (18 months ago)
Interesting church, has two relics
Alexandre P M (18 months ago)
Beautiful church, located in the heart of Bolzano
Ashleigh Campbell (20 months ago)
Beautiful cathedral.
David Kenny (2 years ago)
Ornate building both interior and exterior.
Wiciu S (2 years ago)
Interesting form of architecture of the tower. Other parts are just similar to another churches.
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