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The Neo-Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in Naples, Italy
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (Italian: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in Naples, Italy.



Five interesting facts about the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary:

  • The core of the present building was built in 1294–1323.
  • The large nave has 16 piers that incorporate more than 100 classical granite columns from the East and Africa.
  • The façade is a late 19th-century Neo-Gothic design by the Neapolitan architect Errico Alvino (1809–1872).
  • To one side of the Cathedral is the 4th century Basilica Santa Restituta, the oldest chapel in Naples.
  • The church houses a vial of the blood of Saint Januarius (270–305), that is believed by the faithful to liquefy miraculously twice a year.

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Façade, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
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Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples
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High altar, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Naples

Address: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Duomo, 147, 80138 Naples NA, Italy


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