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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Nick Pastore (6 months ago)
Flipping amazing! Definitely a Church to see. The interior is fantastic and so many great things to see and experience
Uday Kiran (13 months ago)
Architecture of this cathedral is amazing. You immediately feel the the medieval vibe. Hadn't been inside the church but it looks gorgeous from outside, located right in the centre of the city next to the main square. Very well maintained, especially when it's Christmas time, the area completely changes it's look with lighting and Christmas market next to the cathedral.
Markus “markobear1” (2 years ago)
Gorgeous Church located on the main plaza of Bolzano Check out the interesting and colorful roof********** The cathedral Maria Himmelfahrt (German for the Assumption of Mary) is the parish church of the South Tyrolean capital Bozen and cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bozen-Brixen. While the Bishop has resided in Bozen since 1964, the cathedra and the cathedral chapter remain in Brixen. Maria Himmelfahrt is therefore with Brixen Cathedral co-cathedral of the diocese.
Deniz Tekin (3 years ago)
Extremely beautiful and stunning cathedral.
Boyko TK (4 years ago)
Bolzano's most recognizable symbol!
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