APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Acerenza - Cathedral

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Largo Diaz, 4
85011 Acerenza (pz)
Tel. 0971 741112
Fax 0971 741021
Open: daily 9:00 -13:00 and 16:00-19:00
Free Admission

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Work of extreme fascination, the Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta and San Canio is a grand monument dating back to the year 1000 which replaces an old Early Christian Church. Its tradition, linked to the miracles lavished by the Saint in the past, makes it the Cathedral of wonders. Its stone façade has a portal with an entirely engraved frame.

On this there is an arch supported by two thin columns resting on two human shaped sculptures. On the top section, the light penetrates in the Church, filtered through the variously decorated glasses of a rose window. The inside has a cross-shaped layout, a nave and two aisles delimited by 10 pillars, a transept and an apse covered by cross vaults. It is mostly bare and uniform, as to testify the simplicity of the soul devoted to contemplation and to spiritual reflection. Nevertheless a work of great value is kept in it: a polyptych representing the ‘Madonna del Rosario’, ‘Quindici Misteri’ and ‘SS. Domenico e Tommaso’ painted by Antonio stabile in 1583.


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