Cattedrale di Otranto

Cattedrale di Otranto

Cattedrale di Otranto
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,611 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The church is located on a little square in the upper part of the historical center. The first what strikes is the floor from front to back covered in a sort of life tree mosaic. Next to the church is the bell tower or campanile in Italian.
Written November 13, 2021
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Adomvatik
Tel Aviv, Israel330 contributions
Oct 2021
Amassing mosaic floor well preserved . The entire floor is covered with this mosaic floor depicting biblical and religious episode. The selling of the church completes the splendor of the building.
Dont miss the martyr heads and bones presentation in the RH Chappel

The outside façade is also remarkable.
Written October 29, 2021
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twoodyt
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Oct 2021
Amazing historic cathedral dating back as far as the 9th century. The skulls of the martyrs is very moving. Stunning mosaics. There are crypts.
Written October 19, 2021
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
Oct 2021
This church has a very impressive ceiling but it is the floor that demands your attention. It is a huge 12th century mosaic of the tree of life. Nearly every animal or bird that could be thought of is represented. It would be great if one could fly below the ceiling and view it all at once. In reality it was roped off to prevent footsteps and much was covered with pews. This is a must see for anyone who loves mosaics.
Written October 15, 2021
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TandemSpirits
Foligno, Italy503 contributions
Jun 2021
The Ortranto Cathedral is one of those places where you feel transported back to another time and place. The mosaic floor was laid down in the 12th Century and it is a representation of the Tree of Life. It is the largest floor mosaic in Italy. It's truly spectacular and worth a visit.
Down below in the Crypt is the altar of Mary with the 800 Martyrs. In 1480 the Turks destroyed the cathedral and turned it into a mosque. Then in 1481, a mere year later, the Italians took back the town and turned the mosque into a cathedral again. The altar was built to remember those lost.

Written June 19, 2021
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Truckee Nic
Truckee, CA268 contributions
Oct 2020
Yeah, I know, a trip to Europe means many visits to many churches & oftentimes they are beautiful, but kind of look the same. This one is unique with all-tile/all-mosaic floors that were gorgeous. It also has a little side room with cases of skeletons/skulls (yes, real ones!) from a very significant event in Otranto history. It creeped my son & I out a bit, but at the same time it really moved you & made you feel the depth of this battle.
Written November 6, 2020
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liverpool1023
London, UK737 contributions
Oct 2020
Easily one of the most interesting churches in the entire region. The early medieval floor mozaic based on a tree of life motif is incredible and is in fantastic condition.
Written October 14, 2020
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moonson
Bathampton, UK96 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
It’s photogenic enough from the outside, but take a moment to step through the door and the 11th Century mosaics are brilliant (far too many to photograph)’ really not seen anything quite like them....
Written September 25, 2020
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MikesWorld1111
Nice, France651 contributions
Aug 2020
we were infested in visiting the crypt which unfortunately was closed due to COVID-19. The cathedral is renown for its beautiful mosaic floor but being a functioning church, it was mostly covered by sitting benches ... It would have been nice to leave a small portion in clear sight to be admired.
Written August 28, 2020
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ZBZ009
Sydney, Australia192 contributions
Jul 2020
Of course that in Italy we can find beautiful churchs, but this on is different by the details from the floor to the celling..... We attend the mass also
Written July 17, 2020
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