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Basilica di San Gaudenzio, Novara

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The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is a church in Novara, Piedmont, northern Italy. It is the highest point in the city. It is dedicated to Gaudentius of Novara, first Christian bishop of the city.

It was built between 1577 and 1690 following the destruction of the old Basilica, ordered by Emperor Charles V.

The Basilica itself was built by Pellegrino Tibaldi; however, the monumental cupola was designed by Alessandro Antonelli (who also designed the Mole Antonelliana in Torino). The cupola was completed in 1887; it is 121 metres high.

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  • The very tall and imposing dome on top of the church is the symbol of Novara and a very recognizable landmark visible from far, far away. The church is beautiful, with many richly decorated chapels.....  more
    The very tall and imposing dome on top of the church is the symbol of Novara and a very recognizable landmark visible from far, far away. The church is beautiful, with many richly decorated chapels.....  more »
  • The architect who built it is the same of Turin’s Mole Antonelliana, Alessandro Antonelli. It’s the symbol of Novara, but when I saw it for the first time I thought it looked like St Paul’s Cathedral....  more
    The architect who built it is the same of Turin’s Mole Antonelliana, Alessandro Antonelli. It’s the symbol of Novara, but when I saw it for the first time I thought it looked like St Paul’s Cathedral....  more »
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  • BEAUTIFUL BASILICA, AMAZING ART, SEESIGHT of NOVARA. A MUST TO GO.
  • You don't have to miss visit this unique Basilica!

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