Como is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Como one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Como is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Como or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Como. Explore the historical monuments of Como with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Como guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Como page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Como landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Como.
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Piazza Duomo, 6, 22100 Como, Italy
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 ...
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Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 94, 22100 Como, Italy
The Basilica of San Fedele in Como is located in the city center and is dedicated to Saint Fidelis martyr. It derives from an earlier Christian church, dating from the seventh century, dedicated to Euphemia.
The present church dates from 1120, the building is Romanesque and not just the original three naves irregular grafted onto a central plant, a...
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Via Regina Teodolinda, 35, Como, Italy
The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is a church in Como, Lombardy, Northern Italy. Erected c. 1 km outside the city's walls, it was intended to house several relics of the two saints which Amantius had brought from Rome. The basilica acted as bishop's seat until 1007. It was rebuilt it in Romanesque style later.
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Via Castel Baradello, Como CO, Italy
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
A military fortification overlooking the city of Como, the Baradello Castle is a beautiful structure located on a high hill which is 430 metres above the sea level. Built on the ancient site of Comum Oppidum- the original settlement of Como dating back to 1st millennium BC, it was the last Byzantine stronghold in the area.
Later take over by the Lo...
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Square Gold Medals 1, Como, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Set in the historical Palazzo Lucini, the archaeological Museum was inaugurated in 1897.
It has following sections at display:
section primeval history
the Roman section
the medieval section
a rich library
A must-visit for history enthusiasts!
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Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Comasche, Como,Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Housed in Palazzo Olginati which dates back to15th century, the palace was donated to the city of Como by the last descendant of the Olginati family- Carlotta Olginati. Carlotta insisted that the museum be named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, who stayed in the palace in 1866. The Museum was inaugurated in 1932.
The exhibition is divided into following s...
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Piazza Duomo, Como CO, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
With construction dating back to 1215, the Palazzo Broletto Como served as the home to the municipality of Como. Located next to the site of ancient cathedral, it signifies the strong connection between the church authorities and the municipality.
Constructed in Romanesque-Gothic style of architecture, the structure strongly symbolizes the renaissa...
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Via Giancarlo Puecher, Como CO, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Great War (WW I) , this war memorial is a tower- 33 metres in height. The large windows and the stone structure of Aurisina and Reppen make it an architectural delight. Overlooking the public gardens and the beautiful panorama of the Lake Como, it is located near Volta’s temple.
The memorial chapel is m...