Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Como

4.7
A Romanesque structure from the 11th century, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio features well-preserved frescoes inside its apse, and exquisite geometric relief details around the windows. The frescoes depict images from the life of Jesus--they were carefully restored to their medieval glory in the 1990s. A university operates within the former cloister--stroll its grounds to get a better look at the apse exterior. Plan to visit Basilica di Sant'Abbondio during your Como vacation using our convenient Como road trip planning website .
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  • Difficult to describe it. Romanesque, two bell towers, excellent state of preservation and restoration. Just in its simplicity lies its beauty. Pleasant in its construction and interior furnishings. Having parked (free) nearby, a nice start in the visit of Como.
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  • A bit far away from the historic centre, a jewel from the 12TH century. The mural paintings of the altar, Impresionaonantes. The amplitude, the columns, the spaces. Everything suggests spirituality and speaks of the greatness of the past. The cloister very sober. Don't miss the visit.
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  • This is the second oldest church according to our guide. Unlike so many churches in Europe, which are often a mixture of various styles, here one finds quite a rather unaltered Romanesque construction. The Basilica, built in the 11th century over an even older church as has been found out by recent excavations, is aesthetically very pleasing - from the exterior as well as inside. There are also some wall paintings, although they date from the 14th century. In the middle are the relics of Saint Abbondio, a local bishop, and of two of his successors, rather unknown saints elsewhere. Next to the church is a courtyard, recently restored, which now gets used by the town's university
  • Fascinating. The second-oldest cathedral in Como, built on the foundations of the oldest.
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