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Doge’s Cathedral of Palmanova

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The Doge's Cathedral of Palmanova with its imposing bell tower is one of the most authoritative buildings overlooking Piazza Grande.

It is the town's most important church and was built in the first half of the seventeenth century. The building recalls the Venetian architectural style of Palladian inspiration, whereas the interior decorations are based on Baroque standards.

The exterior façade is imposing and is divided into two orders: in the lower one you can admire some huge half-columns that make the structure and the three entrances (the central one and two smaller side entrances) soar vertically; the upper order, on the other hand, features niches containing the statues of the Redeemer, of St. Mark and of St. Justina (to whom the Cathedral is dedicated).

The recent renovation of the façade has brought splendour to the building, enhancing the play of colours created by the combination of white stone from Vrsar and grey stone from Aurisina.

The interior is adorned with frescoes, among which the "Pala delle Milizie" (Altarpiece of Militias) by Alessandro Varotari - also known as Il Padovanino - which can be dated back to 1641, stands out. The works by Pomponio Amalteo and the small wooden Madonna attributed to Domenico of Tolmezzo stand out as well.

For information
Tourist Office of Palmanova
via Borgo Udine, 4
33057 Palmanova (UD)
Tel./Fax: + 39 0432 924815

Culture Office - Municipality of Palmanova
Piazza Grande, 1
33057 Palmanova (UD)
Tel.: +39 0432 922131
Fax: +39 0432 922142

Opening hours

Open every day
It cannot be visited during celebrations and Holy Masses
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© Agenzia Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia
Update: February 23, 2015


45.905940, 13.309910
45°54'21.4"N 13°18'35.7"E
33T 368911 5084985
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