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- Address: Piazza Duomo, 6, 22100 Como, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +39-0313312275
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
The cathedral is the result of more than four centuries of working; the construction began in 1396 on the ancient Romanesque basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Looking carefully at the structure it is easy to recognize the different styles: from the marble gothic facade to the dome dated 1740, the year in which the church was finished. Many artists worked in the church like architect Lorenzo degli Spazzi, Pietro da Breggia, Florio da Bonta, Luchino Scarabota, Amuzio da Lugano, Tommaso Rodari da Maroggia, Cristoforo Solari and Rodari.
The complete realization of the facade took more than fifty years: it began in 1447 and finished in 1498. The great portal is placed side by side from two aedicules with the statues of Plinio il Vecchio and Plinio il Giovane: the famous men of letters and civil employees of the roman empire, born in the first century a.d. in Como, have been placed in an honour position, although they were pagan. The tow lateral doors, the latin cross shape and rich comples artistic works are worth observing.
Cathedral Of Como Travel Tips
- Tips & Warnings: The peace of the religious centre should be maintained at all times.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is not advisable.
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People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cathedral Of Como
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Cathedral Of Como Reviews & Ratings
Very impressive Cathedral. I was surprised at the quite modern looking stained glass in some areas, but beautiful nevertheless. The stone work looks to have been quarried at the same place as the Milan Cathedral and there are many similarities. Pepe Nero worth a stop for lunch one block away. Parking is a bit pricey in the city.
A typical Italian cathedral with all its grandiosity and beautiful works of art. Close to the castle and other central attractions in this medieval city. You can enjoy the re-enactments and procession in the evening at the main square.
Went to the market shouldn't have bothered. The usual fare not worth the effort. Four people went bought nothing Waste of a journey and an afternoon
So magical. Wonderful bells chiming all day and even some events, such as a beautiful Bach concert!
Main cathedral of the Como city It is ancient and interesting to visit. The green roof and the statues complete the image of the groomy medieval building. Imagine how mighty it looked for the citizens couple of hundreds years ago!