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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

Piazza Vescovado, Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Ravello
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 11th-century church dedicated to St. Pantaleone, whose blood is preserved in the altar.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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197 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The outside of this church is unassuming and a bit plain. The inside it quite pretty. It does not take long to go through and it is a bit sparse. I am a bit obsessed with lions so I will go just about anywhere that I know I can find them so for me this was worth it. Outside of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The cathedral of Ravello was founded in 1086 and dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. The remarkable central portal in bronze panels was made in 1179. The two -story bell tower with interlaced arches dates from the 13th century. The striking part of the interior is the ornate and colorful " pulpit of the Gospel". It was donated in 1272 by... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
121 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ravello Cathedral charges E3 for admission into the small museum which then allows you to visit the cathedral.It is situated in the main square of Ravello. In the museum of various relics – art work, silver, stone and vestments. The cathedral’s USP is its incredibly ornate pulpit with mosaic design around the pulpit – on the pillars and lions at... More

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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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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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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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308 attraction reviews
1,396 helpful votes 1,396 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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1,355 helpful votes 1,355 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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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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