Altamura Cathedral

Altamura Cathedral

This interesting Romanesque-Gothic cathedral has the most intricately carved portal in Puglia, with fascinating miniature sculptures of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249952
Names
Altamura Cathedral
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
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Timeline

1316

An earthquake partially destroys Altamura Cathedral, after which it is renovated by Robert of Anjou.

1320

Addition of the celebrated main portal of Altamura Cathedral (the date is uncertain but estimated as 14th or 15th century).

Bibliography

  1. Blanchard, Paul. Blue Guide Southern Italy. Blue Guides Limited of London, 2007, pp. 462-63.