Pisa Cathedral: Overall view, main facade of cathedral and campanile to the right

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Description

The campanile is the famous leaning tower (Torre pendente di Pisa), begun 1173.

The cathedral is a basilica with double aisles of different widths, a matroneo (“women’s gallery”) and an apsidal east end. The new façade was begun (ca. 1110-1125) by Rainaldo and his workshop, who probably also lengthened the nave by three bays. The cathedral was consecrated in 1118 under Pope Gelasius (reigned 1118-1119). The façade was possibly completed ca. 1165 by Guglielmo and his school.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Santa Maria Assunta

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Decorative arts

  • Cathedrals

  • Architecture

  • Domes

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Romanesque

  • Medieval

Place of Creation
  • Pisa

  • +43.723333+10.395278

  • Pisa, Tuscany, Italy: Piazza del Duomo (Campo dei Miracoli)

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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