- Address: Piazza Alfano I, Salerno SA, Italy
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-089231387
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral , Community And Government, Religious, Churches
Dedicated to Saint Matteo whose remains are held here, Duomo di Salerno is an imposing sight in Salerno. It has been built on a layer of remains; a roman church and an early Christian church. The cathedral dates back to the 11th Century and is the main church of Salerno. The church was begun by Robert Guiscard and has been restored many times since. The bell tower is by far its most striking feature. It has mullioned windows and 8 bells that make a hypnotic sound. The entrance portico has 28 arches and the interior is decorated with mosaics and artworks from Francesco Solimena.
- Nearest bus stop: Piazza Alfano I, Duomo.
- Nearest train station: Salerno Duomo - Via Vernieri
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95% of people who visit Salerno include Cathedral in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
77.21% of people start their Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral
86.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral
Historically important cathedral, in spite of renovations. Wish they had information posted about it's significance and the consecration by Pope Gregory VII. The 13th century pulpits are massive and beautiful. The crypt is impressive, but I wish they had not covered up all the medieval past. At least the tower is still standing!
Probably the most important cathedral in Southern Italy (excluding Sicily)! Exterior is in pure Roman style, while interior is an odd mix of Baroque, Romanesque (Byzantine-like), Gothic (sculptures) and Moorish. Of highest interest are the mosaics in the recently restored altar, who alone place Salerno on the map of art lovers.
Architecture is very good. Good place to visit.
Absolutely incredible experience, especially the crypt of St Mathew. In the main church a very unobtrusive stairway leads you to the crypt - don’t miss it! It’s amazing and I’ve seen all of the well noted churches and mosques but this is truly one of a kind.
The Cathedral is the most important place to visit in Salerno. Don't miss it! If you spent some nights in Salerno I suggest you to reserve the apartment "Arcadia55". Very close to the Cathedral and full equipped for 4 persons!