Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto

Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto, Chiavari

Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto

Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,172 contributions
Awesome Interior.
Aug 2019
The Cathedral of Nostra Signora del Giardino (Our Lady of the Garden) was built after the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary on 2 July 1610 in the area where once the gardens were located.
In this place, there was already a pylon depicting the Madonna, so the decision was made to erect a new religious temple near the ancient pylon.
The classical church underwent considerable architectural changes at the turn of the 19th and the 20th century such as the construction of the three naves, the powerful pronaos and new frescoes inside.
The design was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
The interior of the cathedral has a Latin cross plan and is divided into three naves by two rows of round arches resting on quadrangular pillars. The cruise is covered with a dome.
Inside there are numerous works of art of great importance and artistic value, such as the high altar, the 17th century choir and numerous awesome frescoes.
Admission is free, but a (small) donation will always be appreciated.
Written October 15, 2019
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MaGr19
Chiavari, Italy7 contributions
Our Lady of the Garden Cathedral - Light baroque architecture prevailing
Sep 2019
A combination of different architectural styles well blended in, from the white marble columned front to the airy light baroque style interior. Adjacent to the old priest seminar containing a small Religious Art Museum.
Written September 13, 2019
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Sebastien M
Sydney, Australia472 contributions
Impressive cathedral
Jan 2019 • Solo
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Garden. This 17th century cathedral stands tall like a Greek Temple, preceded in the façade by a pronaos supporting a classical tympanum. The interior is a rich Baroque decorations. The frescoes enhance the stupendous beauty of this magnificent Cathedral. It's about a minute walk from the station and surrounded by arcades and piazza. It's a feast to the heart.
Written January 25, 2019
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Bywood
Toronto, Canada613 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2018 • Couples
If not for the cross you would not know this was a church as it’s more reminiscent of a courthouse. Beautiful architecture that seems to blend three or four different styles over time.
Written December 31, 2018
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Michael B
Wakefield, UK348 contributions
Cathedral or Greek temple?
Sep 2018 • Couples
Certainly this looks like a Greek temple at first glance, but the cross atop is the giveaway.Impressive façade and pleasant interior (not overly ornate).
Written September 19, 2018
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Mina H
173 contributions
Beautiful small town between Portfino and Cinque Terre
Jul 2018 • Couples
This small town located in the middle of Portfino and Cinque Terre is one of the loveliest ones in Liguria. Very handy and convenient, in terms of train/ferry journeys. An ideal base to visit famous sightseeing sites from here.
Written July 11, 2018
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Larry A
Jackson, CA548 contributions
A major cathedral experience without the crowds.
May 2018 • Friends
I took my friends to their first cathedral experience here and when we arrived...closed! Not to worry, though. It was the normal mid-day closing and gave us time for some espresso and to relax before the massive doors were swung open and we could enter.

Our visit also was during some work to the frescoes at the top of the dome, so in some ways it could be considered a disappointment, but in all reality, a historic time since the netting in place for the workers is part of its history and probably not to be repeated in our lifetime.

The stonework and frescoes inside are worth the visit. This church, started in tribute in 1493 in tribute to survivors of the plague, just one year after Columbus left near-by Genova, is simply awe-inspiring!

My friends and I were glad we came!
Written June 20, 2018
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David C
Macclesfield, UK17 contributions
cathedral ?
May 2018 • Couples
doesn't look like a cathedral from the outside more like a Greek facade at the front ceiling under repair but quite nice inside
Written May 29, 2018
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Tracey C
Queensbury, UK16 contributions
Beautiful building
May 2018 • Family
It doesn't look much from the outside but it's beautiful on the inside. Make sure you cover up as it is a place of worship. It's open feom 6.45 am till noon then 3.30 till 6 from memory. Definitely worth a visit.
Written May 28, 2018
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC682 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2018 • Couples
What an impressive exterior combined with an absolutely ornate interior. Do not wear shorts or anything else not appropriate.
Written April 25, 2018
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