Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore

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Vicenza

  • Category: religious-christianity
  • Section: UNESCO Religious - Christianity
Il Duomo - The facade of this Gothic cathedral is over 5 centuries old, built on the ruins of an 8th century basilica.
The cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore, though essentially Gothic, is however the result of work from different periods. One of the most significant was the covering of the tribune, carried out under Palladio's direction in 1565, and the construction of the dome in 1574. The door on the south side of the church - flanked by two Corinthian pillars which support an architrave decorated with festoons - is also from this period; some believe this to be the work of Palladio and, in any case, the man who commissioned it, Canon Paolo Almerico, was the same who commissioned Palladio's Villa Capra, known as the "Rotonda".

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