Modena Cathedral

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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The cathedral. Feb 08, 2017
The cathedral of Modena (duomo) was built from 1099 and completed between 1100 and 1300. This church stands on the site where two previous churches had been built since the fifth century.

It was built by the architect Lanfranco on the site of the grave of Saint Geminiano. From the end of 1100 to 1300 the works of this church were carried on by the so - called Maestri Campionesi. They were architects who came from Campione; in Lombardy.

The bell tower joined to the cathedral is named Ghirlandina. It is 86 meters tall. I think you can climb it to its top.

The area I like very much inside this church was the crypt. Here you can see the sarcophagus of Saint Geminiano and lots of nice carved columns.
Saint Geminiano statue.
Sculptural group inside the crypt.
Inside the crypt.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Romanesque heaven Apr 12, 2011
The cathedral of Modena is smack bang in the heart of central Modena and serves as a great example of a Romanesque church. Standing there since the twelfth century, the statuesque building is considered to be one of the finest Romanesque buildings in Europe and has secured a spot on UNESCO’S World Heritage Site list. As the tenor Pavarotti was native to Modena, his funeral was held here when he passed away.

The exterior is very impressive with the stonework. Inside, I thought the decoration was nice enough. It was great to see some local artists colouring the walls, but I didn’t think it contained anything of note. Still, it’s a key building in Modena and if you’re visiting here, it’s a must-see place!
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