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The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena

The church of Santa Maria Assunta is the Cathedral of Siena. Built in a Romanesque-gothic style, it is one of the most fascinating Italian churches. In the place where the cathedral rises, the roman 'castrum' would be risen. This building would have been until the year 913 the residence of the Bishop and would contained a church. In century XII this church was incorporated in the new Romanesque construction. The Dome has been consecrated the 18th November 1179. The cupola was completed in 1263. In 1313 the bell tower was finished. In 1316 the building was widened because Siena was at the top of its splendor, and the church seemed too small for the city. Because of the plague in 1348 and some structural landslides, in june of 1357 the works were interrupted. The year 1382 is considered the one the church was completed.

The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany

The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany

 

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