Neo-Gothic Architecture of Naples: Assumption of Mary Cathedral

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




Five interesting facts about the cathedral:

  • 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.
  • It houses a vial of the blood of Saint Januarius (270–305), that is believed by the faithful to liquefy miraculously twice a year.


Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Interior, 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


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