Cattedrale di Bitonto

Cattedrale di Bitonto

Cattedrale di Bitonto
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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happyonholiday2015
England, UK30 contributions
Fabulous cathedral
Oct 2019
An amazing cathedral with Romanasque architecture, mosaic floor situated in the old town of Bitonto. Largest in Puglia. Definitely worth a visit especially to the crypt which has excavations going back to 5th century.
Written October 7, 2019
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791Joanne_v_O
The Hague, The Netherlands13 contributions
A stunning cathedral, rich in history and stories
Oct 2017 • Solo
I was already smitten with the local type of Romanesque architecture in Puglia, when I came to Bitonto, and I was blown away. A marvellous place, this cathedral, with a rich history that is well worth some attention. Pay attention to details: in the facade, in the little columns up high on the outside side wall, the pulpit in the nave (such excellent craftsmanship!), the frescoes in the crypt, and the excavations below the nave. The highlight is the amazing mosaic of a griffin.
Written December 5, 2017
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cojotent
Delft, The Netherlands958 contributions
Beatifull church in old centre of Bitotonto
Oct 2017 • Couples
Beatifull church in old centre of Bitotonto. Both inside and outside are nice, surprise to find this in a town not present in tourist books
Written October 29, 2017
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Joe B
23 contributions
A medieval masterpiece.
Sep 2016 • Family
This is a stunning and surprisingly interesting Cathedral. There is SOOO much to see. The cathedral has a very interesting archaeological site.
Written August 16, 2017
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Lucia R
Lugano, Switzerland201 contributions
Be patient, restauration will end soon
Mar 2016
Again a romanic cathedral, overdecorated during the baroc period, is undergoing works to bring back the original style
Written April 2, 2016
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Robert d
Amstelveen, The Netherlands164 contributions
Fantastic church
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you visited Baroque Lecce you should find some time to visit the Northern part of Puglia. The cathedral in Bitonto is the opposite of the churches in Lecce. Built by the Normans in 12th-13th century it belongs, in my opinion, to the most beautiful Romanesque churches in the world. The interior is of impressive simplicity and the unusual height of the ceiling gives it a sense of space that is often lacking in French Romanesque churches. The outside has a beautiful facade and the sides are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Below the church there is fine crypt and recent excavations which merit visiting (3 Euro). We were here in 2000 and the church was closed, ever since revisiting it was on our bucket list and we finally succeeded! Beware, it will probably close between 13.00 and 17.00.
Similar churches can be found in Bari, Barletta, Trani (see my review) and Melfi
Written August 4, 2015
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LeoDeMaria
Gothenburg, Sweden28 contributions
A jewel you cannot miss
Bitonto Cathedral is not well known but is very much worth a visit. It boasts impressive Romanesque architecture and sculpture. It's interior was "cleaned" of all the latest baroque additions and closely resembles it's original form. The frescos decorating the walls were infortunately lost in the process. The cript downstairs is worth also a visit and a carefull listening to the guides. The paying tour to the the nice mosaic and the rest of the findings from the excavations are also worth.
Written April 4, 2015
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Ipalus
Canberra, Australia22 contributions
History of Christianity revealed in architectural excavation
Jan 2014 • Couples
The Bitonto Cathedral must be one of the finest examples of an early Christian cathedral in Italy. This beautiful Romanesque cathedral dates from the 12 century and is a refreshing change from the 'over the top' Baroque churches which can be found in great numbers throughout Italy. The simple lines result in uncluttered space which is quite overwhelming. When we arrived at the cathedral the crypt was closed but as we were leaving we met the gentleman who administers it and he opened it up for us. This is not to be missed! An extensive architectural project has uncovered previous building which reveals the development of Christianity during the different eras since it's establishment in the 12 century. This cathedral is certainly worth going to see.
Written February 19, 2014
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RubaSkala
Canberra, Australia204 contributions
The secret heart of Apulia
Feb 2014 • Couples
This stunning Romanesque Church predates all the Baroque ones in places like Lecce by hundreds of years! Bitonto was the place where Christianity arrived in Southern Italy, and when it did it built in top of Roman buildings. This Cathedral has restored these layers of history in an amazing underground crypt .. It is so well done, the descriptions are in English and. German as well as Italian. The church above the crypt is stunning in its simplicity .. With very unusual painted roof rafters. Really it is worth the trip to Bitonto just to see this magical place. The locals are very proud it it, but it isn't geared up for major tourism so if you want to look around ... Just ask a local and they would be happy to help. We will come back ...
Written February 19, 2014
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5Travellers1263
Ohio308 contributions
Just OK.
Oct 2012 • Family
The Church is old so it it cool, but it really isn't all that spectacular considering all the other churches in Italy. The archeological site underneath is very comprehensive and many people don't know it is there. If you like that sort of thing go check it out, otherwise the church is forgettable.
Written November 21, 2012
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