Pisa Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta; Duomo di Pisa) is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Italy, the oldest of the three structures in the plaza followed by the Pisa Baptistry and the Campanile known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The cathedral is a notable example of Romanesque architecture, in particular the style known as Pisan Romanesque. Consecrated in 1118, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa. Construction began in 1063 and was completed in 1092. Additional enlargements and a new facade were built in the 12th century and the roof was replaced after damage from a fire in 1595.
Construction on the cathedral began in 1063 (1064 according to the Pisan calendar of the time) by the architect Buscheto, and expenses were paid using the spoils received fighting against the Muslims in Sicily in 1063. It includes various stylistic elements: classical, Lombard-Emilian, Byzantine, and Islamic, drawing upon the international presence of Pisan merchants at that time. In the same year, St. Mark's Basilica began its reconstruction in Venice, evidence of a strong rivalry between the two maritime republics to see which could create the most beautiful and luxurious place of worship.
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G Duvall | Jan 14, 2018
The Cathedral of Pisa is part of the Piazza del Duomo where the baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa are located. As part of our cruise, we were taken inside the cathedral. It is an interesting one because it has five naves instead of the usual three. Very beautiful and pictures do not do it justice.
Taylor Ciryak | Feb 19, 2018
Part of the inside is currently under construction. This cathedral has some very nice paintings and sculptures.
Rick Morelli | Feb 9, 2018
Very nice cathedral directly across from the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Did not go in. A lot of construction going on around the church. Very nice building done in a neo-gothic style. Thankfully the cityv police finally cleaned up the square of all the people trying to sell stuff. Now you can visit the church and tower without constantly being bothered by people. Also saw the baptistry, which was only open 1 day per year for baptisms.
Jesu Martin | Jan 6, 2018
Sit inside the Cathedral and enjoy the marvellous art works from floor to roof and each and every items for hours
ziddi ziad | Feb 11, 2018
Wonder this is. Climb to top to have a real feel of it.
Mowaffaq Tahir | Apr 22, 2018
A very beautiful cathedral from inside and surely from outside as well. When you visit Rome then you have to visit Pisa, it’s just two hours away from Rome central station by train. You will never forget this place the rest of your life and sure your amazing photos with your trying to hold the Pisa Tower!
Dominika Majchráková | May 2, 2018
Beautiful! Renovation will continue until sept 2018, so you cant enjoy it now in its “full splendor”, but it’s still definitely worth the visit. You have to get the free tickets in the ticket office first, you will get a time when you can visit.
Jorge 2040 | May 3, 2018
Very nice, however the inside of the cathedral can be visited partially since it was being restored
Chris Baglieri | Apr 5, 2018
Along with its iconic Tower, this Cathedral, and most especially the baptistry, make a lovely side trip.
Timothy Martinez | May 29, 2018
Out of all the churches I visited in Italy, this was by far my favorite. I literally sat down and got lost for hours trying to take it all in. So moving and beautiful
Philip Davis | May 24, 2018
A very impressive place, definitely worth a look if you're making the effort to visit the tower!
David C | Jul 6, 2018
It was a great visit. Just way to hot. It’s free to get in but you need a ticket to get in. Tickets can be obtained at the red brick building across from the cathedral.
Praveen Perera | Jun 21, 2018
This cathedral is next to Leaning Pisa tower . You need to buy tickets to see this Cathedral €3. You must climb up to see the tower from this beautiful cathedral
Frank Wils | Jul 22, 2018
For me the 2nd most beautiful of the famous Tuscan Duomo's, after Sienna. Beautiful architecture, both inside and outside, and amazing artwork. Serene atmosphere, even when busy.
Mitsos Loch | Jul 18, 2018
Amazing place to visit... it's almost never empty to take a shot so don't miss the chance to picture it alone...
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