Naples Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Napoli), or the Cathedral of the Assumption of St. Mary, is the main Roman Catholic church of the city of Naples, in Campania, southern Italy.
Five interesting facts about the cathedral:
- It was built in the Gothic style between the 13th and 14th centuries. Unfortunately, the building has been damaged by earthquakes and rebuilt several times, so it also has details of Baroque, Renaissance, and Neo-Gothic architecture.
- The hall has 16 pillars that incorporate more than 100 classical granite columns from Africa.
- The Neo-Gothic facade was created in the late 19th century according to the design of the Neapolitan architect Errico Alvino (1809–1872).
- Extending from the left side of the nave is the 4th-century Basilica di Santa Restituta, the oldest chapel in Naples.
- It houses a vial of the blood of St. Januarius, which is believed by the faithful to liquefy miraculously three times a year.
Januarius (272–305/Italy), a Christian martyr and saint in both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, is the patron of Naples.
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Address: Via Duomo, 147, 80138 Naples, Italy
Website: Chiesa di Napoli