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Cathedral of Otranto

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Address: Piazza Basilica, Otranto, Italy
Phone Number: 0836871111
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Gorgeous mosaic floor with fascinating details!

Discovering this cathedral was such an unexpected treat! The twelfth-century mosaic tiled floor is filled with amazing details that I don't want to spoil for you, and there's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Paris, France

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Discovering this cathedral was such an unexpected treat! The twelfth-century mosaic tiled floor is filled with amazing details that I don't want to spoil for you, and there's a creepy surpise in the south chapel. A must in the Salento region.

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is well worth a visit to see the cathedral , the crypt and the bones of the martyrs boxed in the wall behind the altar. The main cathedral body also has a mosaic tree of life which is interesting to see. I suggest reading up on the full history of Otranto to get the full picture of the history.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Otranto by bus from Lecce - it took approx 1,5 hr. It's a really lovely village with beautiful historical old town in a perfect shape. There is also a very nice boulevard just close to the sea. Because the temperature exceeded 35C I also stayed a few hours at the nice beach, unfortunately the entrance fee is... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ceiling is amazing, make time and go to see it. If you want to pray, there is a small chapel set aside, where you can find peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is situated in a beautiful city - alone worth a visit. There are lots of highlights in this spectacular cathedral. Upon entering you immediately can view the incredible mosaic floor. Each section focuses on different aspects of history/life - not just from the bible...you can read some of it: Alexander the Great, Adam & Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Cain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This imposing cathedral is unique in its wonderful floor mosaics which fill the entire space with an array of fascinating images from the Old Testament. Below is a crypt with beautiful marble columns resembling a smaller version of cathedral in Córdoba. Sensational!

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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was an interesting stop. There are beggars - ignore and move away. There are also street musicians in the squares.

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Corfu Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral lies within the city walls of Otranto and, depsite the lack of space in the castle, it is quite big. From outside its design is breathtaking, and inside you can even go donstairs into a big room with endless columns. Beautiful place, a must-see in Otranto, as well as the entire castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to describe the immensity of this mosaic. The longer you look at it, the more details you will find. Totally worth a visit. Don't forget to look at the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go see a mosaic people wrote tons of books about. It's beautiful, mysterious and very funny too. Try going when there's not too many people so you can actually see it.

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