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Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta

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Address: Piazza Duomo, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Beautiful! a must visit

Surprisingly beautiful from the outside and inside. Here St Paolo started his preaching in Italy.. A must visit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Araraquara, SP
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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Another beautiful Italian catholic church. Not a destination unto itself, but a nice place to visit on rainy day or long stay touring.

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Araraquara, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Surprisingly beautiful from the outside and inside. Here St Paolo started his preaching in Italy.. A must visit!

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very pretty church In a beautiful city. Reverent feeling even though not Catholic it is an inspirational building. Enjoyed the art work.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Cathedral is modern as it was rebuilt after the earthquake and tsunami of 1908. The historical importance of this attraction is that it contains the remains of a column which is said to have burst into flame to provide light for St. Paul the Apostle to finish preaching to those he was converting as he stopped in Reggio on... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This Basilica in Reggio is absolutely beautiful! You get a feeling here that no modern church can give you in my opinion!

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I found the inscription - ΠΕΡΙΕΛΘΟΝΤΕΣ ΚΑΤΗΝΤΗΣΑΜΕΝ ΕΙΣ ΡΗΓΙΟΝ - above the portico strangely moving. It is from Acts, and records in plain, simple language (probably the words of St Luke) the arrival, one day two thousand years ago, of the ship carrying St Paul to Rome. (Another person from ancient times associated with Reggio was Ibycus, once reckoned among... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

It is very pretty, considering Reggio Calabria is a small town relative to other bigger cities where the cathedral spires rise above the buildings. The marble images are sculpted by local artists of the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

It is not very big or ornate, but still interesting if you are religious. It is pretty much at the very end of the tourist part of Via Garibaldi.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Unfortunately the Duomo is covered in scaffolding right now so it is difficult to see the outside. The side chapel is wonderful covered in many different colors and intricate designs of marble.

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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

One of Reggio Calabria's most important monuments, it is certainly worth a visit. Rebuilt in the years following the devastating 1908 earthquake, on the same place but with a different position from the totally destroyed Norman Cathedral, of which we still preserve the beautiful baroque-style Holy Sacrament Chapel(admirable in the left nave!). It has a Neo-Romanesque-like facade and a Gothic... More 

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