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Address: Via Basilica, 73028 Otranto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0836 871111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Splendid building - bit creepy though

You have to visit this place if you are in town if only for the splendid mosaic floor. The crypt is a cool pleasant space but upstairs the glass cabinets full of skeletons from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place with unique collection of bones - martyred Christians - and remarkable mosaic covering most of the floor.

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Cambridge, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this place if you are in town if only for the splendid mosaic floor. The crypt is a cool pleasant space but upstairs the glass cabinets full of skeletons from the massacre of Otranto lend the whole cathedral a very creepy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Worth a visit. Superb and huge mosaic floor and a brilliant moulded ceiling. Also visit the crypt and marvel at the lighting

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Wonderful spectacular floor just knocks your socks off if you like that kind of thing the imagery and workmanship are truly inspiring and not especially in a religious sense

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Wolvertem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

it is important to know that the cathedral (and other places) in Otranto are closed from 12 o'clock until 5.In october it is already dark about 6,so you do have to control what and when you will visit important places.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Previous reviewers have done justice to describing this spectacle and I can't add any more - apart from saying that is an absolutely must-see experience.

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West Bloomfield, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Stunning mosaic floor from 1200. 800 skulls from Turkish massacre. Amazing, beautiful, chilling. Must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

It is usually wise to go easy on the superlatives in reviews, but this world renowned cathedral requires them. There is the mosaic floor with the tree of life that is so expansive it defies photography. Knowing the symbolism is part of the experience. Use a guide or a tour book. There is the chapel with the bones of the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

An atmospheric place of wonder and suprise with beautiful mosaic, artefacts and interesting history and architecture. A definite must see within the city walls. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A truly lovely cathedral, a very special atmosphere.The vaults are especially unique. Well worth the detour if you are visiting the area.

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