Bastia Cathedral

Bastia, France

Bastia Cathedral (Pro-cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia) is a former Roman Catholic cathedral on the island of Corsica.

The former Bastia Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary, was built from 1495 onwards, with major reconstruction at the beginning of the 17th century. Behind the church stands the chapel of Sainte-Croix, known for its exuberantly decorated interior and for the figure of Christ des Miracles, venerated by the people of Bastia, and discovered floating in the waters of the Mediterranean in 1428 by two fishermen.

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Founded: 1495
Category: Religious sites in France

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nathalie Barbie (17 months ago)
Tres belle eglise
Roberto Rossi (17 months ago)
Posto troppo tranquillo
José PINEIRO (2 years ago)
Ancienne cathédrale catholique romaine. Classée au titre des Monuments Historiques. Elle a été le siège du diocèse de Mariana entre 1570 et 1802. Elle a été reconstruite à la fin du XVIIe siècle entre 1604 et 1625...
Fennec Elisabeth (2 years ago)
Ce " beau vaisseau " mesure 44,75m de long, 23,53m de large et 17,20m de haut. Pour tout apprécier, mettez une pièce pour illuminer tout l'édifice (au fond près de l'entrée) L'édifice est reconstruit à la fin du XVIIe siècle (entre 1604 et 1625). Les trois nefs de l'église sont richement décorées d'or et de marbre dans le style baroque. La façade occidentale réalisée vers 1660-1670, présenta un décor baroque génois. Elle est à deux niveaux surmontés de trois frontons. Clocher carré construit contre le côté sud de l'abside, terminé en 1620. Après une inscription en 1929, fait l’objet d’un classement au titre des monuments historiques depuis le 3 février 2000.
Bram Van Laethem (3 years ago)
It has a cat guarding the entrance!
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