Duomo Di Pavia

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gianni_di_battista
Montesilvano, Italy1,792 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The Cathedral of Pavia, dedicated to Santo Stefano protomartire and Santa Maria Assunta, is the most imposing church in Pavia.
The Duomo is an important Renaissance building. It has a grandiose octagonal masonry dome, one of the largest in Italy in terms of height and width.
Written August 18, 2021
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27Ruben27
San Juan, Puerto Rico743 contributions
Sep 2019
Do not miss this Cathedral in Pavia. Large, beautifull and well preserved. One of the largest in Italy.
Written October 8, 2019
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DrMichalek
London, UK79 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
It’s very impressive since even in such town you have cathedral almost big as in Milan. The mist seen in Pavia.
Written July 2, 2019
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AthinaM_Al
Athens, Greece254 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Duomo of Pavia is a nice sight. One can observe the architecture and art that this place has to offer, while walking at the pretty center of the city. The small square on its front gathers plenty of people during the night as well.
Written November 13, 2019
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,541 contributions
Jul 2019
The dome of the Cathedral dominates the skyline of central Pavia.
Construction started in 1488 and of the Cathedral of Pavia was an extremely long process, spanning out over four centuries.
From the start of construction, many people contributed to the design of the cathedral, including Leonardo Da Vinci who visited Pavia during the early stages of the cathedral's construction.
The church was not fully completed until the 1930s, more than 400 years after the first stone was laid.
The plan of the Pavia Cathedral is a Greek cross, with three naves flanked by semi-circular chapels. The central nave is twice as wide as those on the side; it is about 30 metres high and divided by two galleries. The centredome has an octagonal plan and is the fourth largest in Italy (97 metres high with a span of 34 metres).
The remains of St. Siro are conserved in the crypt of the Pavia Cathedral, the first bishop and patron saint of the city of Pavia celebrated on 9 December.
The church also contains many other relics and remains of saints and beati, and perhaps most importantly, a precious silver and crystal 17th-century reliquary with the Holy Thorns of the Crown of Christ.
Admission is free, although a small donation will always be appreciated.
Written September 24, 2019
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gpcd
Greenbelt, MD287 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Construction of the present building was started sometimes in the 1500s, as it was usual at the time not because there was a need, but rather to replace something already there, much older and perfectly functional, but too small to showcase the wealth and power of the then-current rulers. But construction went on for centuries, and the finished product shows that. The clean, elegant lines of the original project are hard to see in the building as it stands now. The exterior owes to renaissance architecture, while the interior is more moderns, with baroque/neoclassic lines totally devoid of the typical frescoes and decoration which are typical of important churches (yes, money and willpower run out several times during constructions, which did not really come to completion till the dawn of the last century).
A very interesting and complete story of the project, complete with a wooden model of the church as designed and photographs of the small, old churches that this building replaces is at the Musei Civici del Castello Visconteo (see separate review) and is a great introduction to what this church could have been like [reccomend you see the Musei before you venture to the Duomo].
The ruins outside the facade, to the right is all that remains of the civic tower, built in 1300's and lost to neglect and disinterest in the 1990's (alas!)
Written September 11, 2014
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raulpr666
London, UK342 contributions
May 2019 • Family
I think it is the 4th biggest duomo in Italy, and there is also a lot of history behind it, but our impression was that it wasn't as well kept as it should!
Written June 18, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
At the southern end of the Piazza della Vittoria, stands the Cathedral, built during the 15th and 16th centuries which also had a bell tower that unfortunately collapsed in 1989 due to reasons which still haven't been certified It would be great if they could reconstruct it as they still have put away all the bricks making it.
Written February 8, 2019
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Tibi123
Coconut Creek, FL90 contributions
Sep 2018
Not as busy and more accessible than the Milan Duomo, which off course is a more more popular destination.
Written November 11, 2018
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
From the outside this Duomo appears to be very large, but not very impressive from any side. The real beauty is on the inside where there is beautiful marble, a marble pulpit, a beautiful altar, and a saint under glass.
Written October 31, 2018
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Duomo Di Pavia is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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