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This cathedral is the dominant of Altamura. The Roman Catholic church is a bishop seat and it is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You will admire both the interior and the exterior with lovely statues and great stone carving.
Since 1238 this church was led by different conquerors. All the time it has functioned as a local place of worship. The exterior remains as it was originally built. While I was in Altamura for a week I saw both a local wedding and a...More
Not only is this a beautiful building in itself with a magnificent interior — it’s location is stunning - and can be enjoyed from the surrounding cafe’s and the superbly charming ancient old told —
A must see when in or around Altamura
A chef taking a break in front of the cathedral’s information board suggested taking the upstairs tour that gives access to the “ladies galleries” above the nave with wonderful perspectives into the cathedral as well as over the piazza. The cathedral also boasts marble columns...More
It's nice to stroll along the small street's surrounding the Cathedral,stopping for a coffee at any of the many available around and visiting the Cathedral which is nice for itself but same as many others at south Italy.
I admit my total ignorance: I could not imagine such a beauty in Altamura. By itself would already be worthy a small detour. The façade will leave you breathless, if you love medieval arts. The interiors are the most pleasing barocco I have experienced. Definitely...More