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Cattedrale di Otranto

Open today: 07:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:00
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:00
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Piazza Basilica, 73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 802194
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to the madaba mosaic but it is a full ground from the eneerance to the last end it is a wlking distance from the main piazza

Thank Maram-M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The floor mosaics depicting the tree of life was created in 1165 by a young monk is fantastic & some of the best you will see. Difficult to get a perspective of it from ground level & the church pews in place. Ceiling is also...More

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

interesting as cathedrals go (especially for an Agnostic). Amazing mosaic floor, ceiling, monument to the martyrs. Worth a visit.

Thank d8smt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve seen a lot of churches and cathedrals this trip but this cathedral style was something we’d not seen before. The mosaic floor in particular was quite amazing. In our view it’s a must visit. Also, you must visit the Officina Mosaic shop in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must visit this cathedral for the wonderful mosaic floor, and the history and architecture of this building

Thank Charlie_Chimp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful cathedral lovely frescoes, no stained glass. Next to Castillo and range of boutique shops. So a nice visit combined.

Thank John L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I guess you get used to skulls and bones in church architecture, but this place takes it to a wholly different level. Yes the floor mosaics are fabulous, and the ceiling ceramics should not be missed, but the martyrs shrine is deeply disturbing. The story...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Entry is free. The interior is stunning. Look up: the ceiling is amazing! And don't forget to go down into the crypt. A great place to explore. Won't take you more than 1/2 hour or so.

Thank FoodKGB
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We have been to so many churches in this area that they all begin to look the same. However this one is special because of the mosaic floor and the reliquary of bones. We entered through the crypt with well preserved frescoes. The crypt has...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is a remarkable place, but when you are an art historian (I am) your heart breaks every time when you see people without respect for art and history running with high heels on the unique mosaics. In a few years the medieval mosaics will...More

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17 September 2017|
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Response from greencatmusic | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I do not if they sometimes take the seats away... I agree would be quite something to see. The people in charge seem very approachable and friendly and I am sure you could have a word with someone about this. Good... More
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28 February 2017|
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Response from Geo-0131 | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral is open 07:00-12:00hrs and 15:00-20:00hrs.
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Response from pisces025 | Reviewed this property |
Christian martyrs beheaded by invading Turks - never heard anything about them having a chance to convert to Islam- that’s more like what Medieval Christians did.