Cathedral of Aosta

Coordinates: 45°44′18″N 7°19′04″E / 45.738305°N 7.317737°E / 45.738305; 7.317737

Aosta Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale di Aosta, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e San Giovanni Battista; French: Cathédrale d'Aoste, Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption et Saint-Jean-le-Baptiste) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Aosta, in north-west Italy, built in the 4th century.

In the 11th century the Palaeo-Christian structure was replaced by a new edifice dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The architecture of the cathedral was modified during the 15th and 16th century.

The present façade, in neoclassical style, was built between 1846 and 1848. The structures remaining from the Romanesque period are two clock-towers and the crypt, and also the remaining part of an Ottonian fresco cycle on the church ceiling.

External links

  • Website of the Regione VdA: article on Aosta Cathedral (Italian) (French)
  • Webdiocesi.chiesacattolica website: article on Aosta Cathedral (Italian)
  • Website of the Banca Ipermediale delle Vetrate Italiane (CNR): article by E. L. Cappa on Aosta Cathedral (Italian)
  • VDA Regional website: article by L. Appolonia & D. Viquéry on restoration of cathedral façade (Italian)
  • Private website on cathedral organ (Italian)


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