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Cathedral of Otranto

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Address: Otranto, Italy
Phone Number: 0836871111
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Could not resist re-visiting as it is such an atmospheric place. It can get very busy so will try to choose a better time next.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Could not resist re-visiting as it is such an atmospheric place. It can get very busy so will try to choose a better time next.

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Otranto's cathedral makes you wonder about the dark side of religions. How people with beliefs different that the one of that of people in power are treated.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A number of other reviewers have spoken about the extraordinary mosaic floor in this cathedral and indeed it is quite something. The skulls in the glass case are a poignant reminder of a more troubled time in the area’s history. For me though the crypt was truly magical. The church above is supported by many different pillars that clearly have... More 

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1 Thank CallmeClifford
Woodbridge, Canada
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236 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We visited the Cathedral of Otranto during our recent cycling trip to Puglia. The highlight is the mosaic floor which runs the full length of the cathedral and depicts the tree of life. It is not to be missed!

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1 Thank Moondoggie317
San Clemente, California
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Beautiful mosaic floor. A small chapel off to the right has 800 skulls displayed from martyrs of the 14th century who denied conversion to Islam. An amazing church to visit.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you're in Otranto, don't miss this beautiful cathedral with its amazing tiles on the floor and an amazing underground floor

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New York, New York, United States
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

You must see this church for the mosaics on the floor alone! The crypt and the other beautiful small chapels inside make it all the more beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A very special place: The history of the region is brought home by the relics of the martyrs who were beheaded in 1480 by the Turks for refusing to convert to Islam. All 800 skulls are displayed in a small chapel in the right aisle. The nave is quite wonderful but the crypt is even more so - filled with... More 

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Everyone knows a trip to Italy can mean seeing a lot of churches, but don't miss this one. the mosaic floor is not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

After a stroll through the town we arrived at the Cathedral. I was really impressed by the impressive floor mosaic. Please do not forget to visit the basement chapel as it is definitely worth it!

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