Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro

Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro, Mantua

Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro

Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro
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JVR77
St. Albans, UK128 contributions
The real cathedral in Mantua is the Basilica of Sant Andrea and the official cathedral is drab in comparison. It is not entirely without interest but compared with Sant Andrea and with most Italian cathedrals it's disappointing. The only art I was really impressed by was the modern terracotta stations of the cross, which were beautiful.
Written September 22, 2020
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DamCar65
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My main reason for visiting Mantua was chiefly because Giuseppe Sarto was bishop here (1884-1893) before becoming Pope St Pius X, in 1903. Alas, I was disappointed, since his cathedral church only has a very simple altar in his honour. Never the less, the Cathedral is still worth visiting. The current building is of the 11th century (built after the previous building burnt down and excavations show that this was a Christian religious site dating back to the early christians). The numerous modifications it has undergone take away any preset stylistic unity. Very much a mixed bag of Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic. However it is still an imposing building with an enormous amount of frescos. You could spend hours just examining them all. Several members of the Gonzaga family are buried here. Other historical artefacts can be found, with a 4th century sarcophagus being the oldest. The Blessed Sacrament chapel (to the left of the main altar) is also very beautiful and very peaceful.
Written February 2, 2020
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy544 contributions
This is the main cathedral of Mantua. It was one of the last landmarks I visited during my day trip, but that doesn’t mean it’s a “B-Series” attraction; okay, it’s less known and renowned than the one dedicated to St. Andrew, but it deserves to be visited too.
Written January 22, 2022
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,378 contributions
Perhaps we were there at the wrong time or the wrong day but it was exceptionally dark and gloomy inside and we didn't tarry long, particularly after having just visited the bright and majestic Basilica di Sant' Andrea down the road. It is the Duomo so if you collect them then you'll want to poke your head in for five minutes, and the Baroque facade is also worth a look, but if you have time for only one big church if you're on a day trip to Mantova we'd recommend the aforementioned Basilica di Sant' Andrea. You'll go a long way to see a purer Renaissance church in North Italy.
Written September 25, 2019
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,672 contributions
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The Cathedral of San Pietro is one of the oldest buildings in the city and the main place of worship. The exterior is a mish-mash of Carrera marble and brick. It is interesting that the Cathedral is dedicated to a Saint (Peter the Apostole) and not the patron of the city of Mantua who was Saint Anselm, Bishop of Lucca, whose incorrupt body is preserved in the Cathedral and is exposed to the citizens on March 18 by every year. The Duomo was really lovely inside. Interestingly, the Stations of the Cross on the walls of the nave (main part of the church) were done in very modern terra cotta and were actually quite beautiful.
Written June 21, 2018
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brouillymarie
Cornelius, NC717 contributions
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We visited the Roman Theater and the Guisti Garden then made our way back over the Ponte Pietra and headed to the Duomo. The walk to get there was very quaint and picturesque. The Duomo started in the 12th century and was built over a period of a several hundred years. This was also covered on our Verona card. We visited the interior of the church, the bapistery and the cloister on a sunny, warm day.
Written January 22, 2017
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Ales11_11
Ljubljana, Slovenia840 contributions
Solo
Exterior was nothing special, but I liked interior with some interesting artwork and carving to be find there.
Written January 6, 2016
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David H
16 contributions
Wonderful space with amazing paintings everywhere you look (especially the dome). Cool, too, in the heat of July!
Written July 19, 2022
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Pim G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands535 contributions
Couples
One of the nice churches of Mantova. When you are into churches, nice chapels etc. You should go there.
Written July 28, 2019
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Travelvery
New Delhi, India149 contributions
Couples
Seen many more spectacular in Italy. Dull and poorly lit with not much to admire. Go during daylight hours, if at all.
Written January 18, 2019
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