Altamura Cathedral Altamura, Italy

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

Facts, Stats & Visitor Info

Go Historic ID
319703
Name
Altamura Cathedral
Categories
Styles
Street Address
Piazza Duomo

Essays

  • Interior

    The interior of Altamura Cathedral dates from the early 13th century but is overlaid by mostly 19th-century decorations. It has a basilica floor plan with three aisles of seven bays and interesting carved capitals in the nave and triforium.

  • Exterior

    Altamura Cathedral has a unique and striking appearance thanks to its variety of artistic influences and major changes in the 16th century. Its overall heaviness and austerity reflects its Late Romanesque origins under Frederick II and the twin towers of the facade are reminiscent of the medieval cathedrals of Germany...