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Cathedral of Ruvo di Puglia
The cathedral, built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, during the Norman rule in Puglia and dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, built on the remains of pre-existing buildings: a Romanesque basilica with three naves and even more under a "domus ecclesiae" of V or VI century. The new cathedral uses mostly the old stone material (capitals, sculptures, doorways, friezes, keystones. Etc..) Of the existing buildings
Building of great architectural momentum, accentuated by the inclination of the slopes, the Cathedral is the true heart of the old town of Ruvo di Puglia. Isolated from the urban context, the church has a visible lowering of the churchyard to the implant road of the city. Various alterations and modifications of the religious building in later centuries were not such as to delete the original garment Romanesque - Gothic.
On the front there are three portals framed by three fake arches supported by columns. The central portal is decorated with plant, human and animal motifs. At the top you open a mullioned window and a large rose window striking, 12-spoke, probably from the Renaissance. The interior is divided into three naves with pillars of different bill. The three high apses are similar to those of the Cathedral of Trani. At the top there is the fake gallery, never completed.
After the demolition, which took place at the beginning of the 'superstructure 900 Renaissance and Baroque, the simplicity and austerity of the structure and of the sacred furnishings highlight the Romanesque-Gothic church, one of the most significant examples of these styles in Puglia.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16629 W: 130 N: 34351] (191181)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-20
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/3.5, 1/10 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2014-09-18 5:55
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