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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

Piazza Vescovado, Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Ravello
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 11th-century church dedicated to St. Pantaleone, whose blood is preserved in the altar.
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some nice features, definitely worth popping into; surprisingly spartan inside though. But pleasant and worth the inexpensive entrance fee.

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Tubingen, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Among the Romanesque pulpits and ambones of Campania the pulpit in Ravello stands out for the quality of its lapidary work, especially in the supporting lions and lionesses; of the latter, one has raised her tail and bared her 'privates' in a gesture certain to carry symbolic references. However, also note the fine carving of the capitals and the intricate... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

To get inside the cathedral you have to go through a small museum containting a variety of not very interesting artifacts and pay three euro for the privilege. Once you are inside the cathedal you are confronted by a very imposing pulpit covered in mosaics, this is definitely the highlight, however there are a few other items of interest, who... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After climbing the 60 plus stairs you will find an excellent collection of works from the 12th century through the 18th century. The Cloister of Paradise features tombs and art from the 12th century. The Basilica has a great display of items dating back from 596 AD. The Crypt features the remains of Saint Andrew Jesus first disciple. And finally... More

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London, United Kingdom
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510 reviews 510 reviews
303 attraction reviews
1,364 helpful votes 1,364 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This cathedral is peaceful and well worth a visit for the beautiful interior for the art work and the beautiful mosaics.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,246 reviews 1,246 reviews
868 attraction reviews
1,272 helpful votes 1,272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

With the scent of cumin drifting in the air, we seek out the cathedral,begun in the 9th century and finished in the 12th century,with its Arab-Norman facade. Its the most reminiscent of Muslim Spain: four tiers of variously coloured arches like lace carved in stone. Sixty steps lead to the entrance. And here,too,is Africa; the Chiostro del Paradiso,a white washed... More

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New York City, New York
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200 attraction reviews
1,602 helpful votes 1,602 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

As we walked up the hill in Ravello I heard a beautiful soprano singing, I guess it was an irresistible impulse that led me into this beautiful church to listen and observe the marriage service for a few minutes, very glad I did. We met another couple and walked up the hill to a small park. All in all a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Based on many other Cathedrals and Churches we have visited in Italy the Duomo in Ravello was surprisingly austere

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Albany, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

There are so many gorgeous churches in Italy that it is easy to get jaded. The art work here is beautiful and if you are in Ravello, it is worth a quick stop in to visit and maybe sit and reflect for a bit.

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This Cathedral is worth a visit and opens late. We found it interesting and peaceful. It is very central.

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