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Cattedrale di Gerace
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Gerace
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New York City
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88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

A beautiful example of southern Italian Romanesque architecture. It is a large church which incorporates classical remains in its columns and capitals. The crypt includes a display of important possessions of the church.

Visited November 2013
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“Simply amazing”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

To find the words to express the the feeling of walking into the cathedral in Gerace is nearly impossible. A beautiful town perched on a mountaintop with an amazing view of the landscape and sea of Southern Italy. A stroll into the cathedral takes you into a time of the past. A time of brillant craftmanship, a time when the church was the center of a town's activity. Listening to the church bells ring brings a smile to your face. Many beautiful artifacts within the cathedral that enable you to only imagine what it would have been like to have lived in such a beautiful village.

Visited August 2012
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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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“Gerace Cathedral”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

The cathedral in Gerace is among the most important buildings in southern Italy. Its profile dominates the town. The cathedral was consecrated in 1045 and is 76 metres in length and 26 metres wide. Its ground plan is a Latin cross and it rests on the foundations of an earlier building – possibly from the Basilan monastic order.

It is divided into three aisles with impressive columns, which come from various Greek and Roman temples and villas which were found in the area. All the columns are different to symbolise that the cathedral and Gerace parish were the most important in the area and could unify the area and its population.

Its structure is Romanesque in its simplicity and purity. However, it is easy to find the Norman traces which decorate the lines with elegance and power. The cathedral’s altars show signs of Baroque style.

Visited August 2011
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