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Ferrara Cathedral is the seat of the archbishop of Ferrara and the largest church in the city. Located only steps from the Palazzo Comunale and the famous Castello Estense, the cathedral, built in a Romanesque style, dates to the 12th century. The facade is made of white marble, and features scenes from the New Testament as well as numerous sculptures of its characters. The interior was entirely remade in Baroque style after a fire in the 18th century. For a better look at the ceiling painting by Bastianino (inspired by Michelangelo), insert a two-Euro coin into a machine about 50 m (164 ft) from the main entrance on the right: this will cause the apse and the painting to be flooded with light. Put Ferrara Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ferrara trip planner.
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Unfortunately, this cathedral, located on the main square, is now closed for renovation. Even part of the facade is hidden behind scaffolding. I really liked combination of two different styles on...
Unfortunately, this cathedral, located on the main square, is now closed for renovation. Even part of the facade is hidden behind scaffolding. I really liked combination of two different styles on... more »
Very beautiful and impressive cathedral of Ferrara. It is dedicated to St. George and is located in the center, opposite the Town Hall.
Very beautiful and impressive cathedral of Ferrara. It is dedicated to St. George and is located in the center, opposite the Town Hall. more »
Still under construction, but together with Piazza Trento-Trieste its beautiful! Unfortunately we planned only one evening in Ferrara driving back home, but I would give at least to days to this historic, cosy, picturesque place.
Under construction 🥲 but still so beautiful!
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