Crema Cathedral

Crema, Italy

The first cathedral in Crema was destroyed by Frederick Barbarossa in 1160. A new building was begun in 1185, but construction was halted in 1212, not to begin again until 1284 but in Gothic style. The church was finished in 1340, with the addition in 1385 of a lengthened apse and a crypt.

The façade is in typical Lombard Gothic style, with a single portal surmounted, in the lunette, by sculptures of the Madonna and Child and Saints Pantaleon and John the Baptist over a frieze with the faces of saints. Over the portal is a large marble rose window, flanked by mullioned windows. The façade terminates in a loggia with small marble columns.

The bell tower, on the right side, dates to the 14th century, while the octagonal upper part is from the 17th century.

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Via Vescovato 6, Crema, Italy
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Founded: 1185
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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ana - maria Crafcenco (4 years ago)
A beautiful place. Crema is a beautiful and peaceful place.
Silviu Ciobanu (5 years ago)
You should visit Crema. The Cathedral and the central square are amazing.
Marzio Bonizzi (5 years ago)
Must go place if you go to Crema, where the film “Call me by your name” was shoot.
Raju Kotecha (5 years ago)
great ambiance near the cathedral, with Cafes and restaurants all around. The sound of bells is Magical
Danny Altmann (5 years ago)
A beautiful and sacred place in a beautiful Italian city.
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