The Cathedral of Pisa represents one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian architecture. Founded in 1064 and consecrated in 1118 by Pope Gelasio II, the Cathedral of Pisa was built in two stages: the first phase included the work of architect Buscheto, who created the original exterior of the Cathedral with four aisles and one nave and the dome on the cross vault. Architect Rainaldo who additionally extended the facade and in so doing completed the second stage of the construction. The Cathedral of Pisa was founded in the very same place where the Byzantine Church stood dedicated to Santa Reparata.
On the arches, in front of the facade, divided by carved frames, there are polychrome marbles of invaluable importance. On the sides of the first gallery, one can notice the statues of two Evangelists. On the top there is Madonna col Bambino (the most common motif of Roman Catholic religion) and on the sides, there are the two Angels. These sculptures belong to the art school of Giovanni Pisano.
The Cathedral of Pisa is dedicated to Maria Assunta, and it is the most important church in Pisa. The Cathedral was built in the shape of a Latin cross in the Pisan Romanesque style. This style is redolent of Lombard and Oriental influences. One may say that the Cathedral of Pisa got the better of the two influences.
In the very same place where visitors may find Pisan Duomo today, 2000 years ago there was an incredible building constructed for the Roman Emperor Adriano.
Ticket price for the Cathedral of Pisa
The ticket price for the Cathedral of Pisa + Leaning Tower of Pisa is 18 euro.
The ticket price for the Cathedral of Pisa + the Baptistery of St. John the Baptists + Monumental cemetery is 7 euro.
Working hours of the Cathedral of Pisa
The Cathedral of Pisa is open every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm.