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Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia

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Piazza Cattedrale 1, Monopoli, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. The ceiling is quite unusual, the high baroque flourishes are lovely, and the altar over altar (find the stairs beside the floor-level altar) is exquisite and offers a beautiful view down the aisle of the church, overlooking the main altar. The story of...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Completely over the top marble and gilt decorations make the interior really stunning. Several altars with flowers decorating them around athe sides as well as the front.

Thank Mick O
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We came across this cathedral almost by accident whilst wandering through the beautiful side streets of Monopoli. It is quite large inside very ornate and beautiful and you are able to freely walk around it even going to an upstairs part at the front of...More

Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 17 June 2018

There was a religious festival in progress and we got caught up in it. My wife was going to Mass and called me in to see the Cathedral's beauty.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This church is slightly out of the way (5 minutes). The exterior is beautifully completed and the interior is even more sumptuous.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

As a practising Roman Catholic, I see and pray in a lot of churches and cathedrals. This was an impressive one, in terms of the ‘art’ and sculptures and sheer weight of almost bling-like artefacts and decoration. Not short of money here; possibly built as...More

Thank Emyr1
Reviewed 23 December 2017

As strolling about, we entered a small square with a grand cathedral. We were accosted by beggars upon approaching - not an unusual experience near churches. The inside is baroque and beautiful.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Another nice surprise of Monopoli, this cathedral lies in a small baroque square where you can access from an arch or from the street. The inside is fully baroque, and even nicer than other churches from Lecce or Bari.

Thank Óscar M
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I attended Mass at the Cathedral while I was visiting my Italian cousins in Monopoli. It is such a magnificent cathedral—like many of the other cathedrals throughout Italy. This one, however, is very special to me since it is the one that my grandmother attended...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 10 October 2017

awesome/impressive cathedral for a small town..and the story behind it is even more amazing...truly worth a stop

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