The cathedral of Como is an exceptional example of late Gothic Lombard architectural style. The construction of the cathedral started in 1396 according to the project of Lorenzo degli Spazzi. There were many architects and artists involved in the construction and decorations of the cathedral. The facáde is made of marble and the decorations depict episodes from the life of Virgin Mary. There are also sculptures that represent the Holy Spirit embodied in the shape of a young man, placed in between the Heaven and the Earth.
The most characteristic detail of the cathedral are the doors of the Frog: this name comes from one frog carved on the left jamb. According to the legend this is how high tide arrived when the coast was flooded by the water from the lake Como. The inside decorations of the cathedral are stunningly beautiful, with numerous paintings and frescoes made by famous Italian artists and sculptors.
Ticket price for the Cathedral in Como
The entrance to the cathedral is free of charge.
Working hours of the Cathedral in Como
From Monday to Friday Cathedral in Como is open from 10.45am to 5.30pm.
Saturdays the Cathedral is open from 10.45am to 4.30pm.
Sundays and Holy Days the Cathedral is open from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.