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Cathedral of Pavia

The most impressive church in Pavia to whose design Leonardo Da Vinci contributed

Where
Piazza del Duomo, Pavia
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The construction of the Cathedral of Pavia was an extremely long process, spanning out over four centuries.

Its history dates back to 1488, when its construction began; from this date onwards many people contributed to the design of the cathedral, including Leonardo Da Vinci who visited Pavia during the early stages of the cathedral's construction. The church was not fully completed until the 1930s, more than 400 years after the first stone was laid.

The plan of the Pavia Cathedral is a Greek cross, with three naves flanked by semi-circular chapels. The central nave is twice as wide as those on the side; it is about 30 metres high and divided by two galleries. The centredome has an octagonal plan and is the fourth largest in Italy (97 metres high with a span of 34 metres).

The remains of St. Siro are conserved in the crypt of the Pavia Cathedral, the first bishop and patron saint of the city of Pavia celebrated on 9 December. The church also contains many other relics and remains of saints and beati, and perhaps most importantly, a precious silver and crystal 17th-century reliquary with the Holy Thorns of the Crown of Christ.


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Places

Following history’s trails. Who is the Sun King?

  • Art & Culture
Sun King’s equestrian statue, Monuments Pavia
47 mt

Basilica of San Teodoro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Teodoro
208 mt

Church Of Saint Giovanni Domnarum

  • Art & Culture
San Giovanni Domnarum, cripta
217 mt

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

  • Cycle Tourism
From Pavia to Abbiategrasso
346 mt

University Library of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Salone Teresiano
347 mt

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto Bridge
375 mt

Kosmos Natural History Museum

An antique museum with a science collection of the highest value, collated for educational purposes by Lazzaro Spallanzani in 1771.
  • Art & Culture
Kosmos Natural History Museum
375 mt

Basilica of San Michele Maggiore

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Michele Maggiore
375 mt

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Fraschini theatre
513 mt

Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
721 mt

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
764 mt

Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
764 mt

Castle Visconteo of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Castle Visconteo of Pavia
808 mt

The Plane Tree of the Pavia Botanical Garden

  • Active & Green
The Plane Tree of the Pavia Botanical Garden
809 mt

Botanical Gardens Pavia

L’Orto Botanico fu fondato alla fine del Settecento
  • Parks
Orto Botanico
809 mt

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda
815 mt

Visconti Castle

At the start of the 20th century, Visconti Castle(PV) was acquired by the local municipality and has since been home to the civic museums
  • Tourism Accessible
Visconti Castle
818 mt

Botanical gardens university of Pavia

  • Active & Green
Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Giardini Pavia
864 mt

Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia

San Salvatore was an ancient and powerful monastery of Pavia
  • Art & Culture
Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia
1.13 km

Pavia University Campus

An ancient and glorious history. Alessandro Volta, Ugo Foscolo, Carlo Rubbia sat on the professorships of the University of Pavia
  • Art & Culture
Pavia University Campus
1.52 km

Where to sleep

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE
30 mt

CASA CATERINA

Pavia
CASA CATERINA
39 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO
43 mt

LX ART HOUSE

PAVIA
LX ART HOUSE
110 mt

LA VARESINA SUITE

PAVIA
LA VARESINA SUITE
111 mt

DIMORA VITTORIA

Pavia
DIMORA VITTORIA
116 mt

CASTELLANI

Pavia
CASTELLANI
137 mt

BILOCALE NEL CUORE DI PAVIA

PAVIA
BILOCALE NEL CUORE DI PAVIA
138 mt

CASA UGO

PAVIA
CASA UGO
142 mt

SISSI HOUSE

PAVIA
SISSI HOUSE
142 mt

CAVOUR 14 DI LIVING RENT SRL

Pavia
CAVOUR 14 DI LIVING RENT SRL
143 mt

CASA ANNA

PAVIA
CASA ANNA
150 mt

LE STANZE DI PAVIA

PAVIA
LE STANZE DI PAVIA
168 mt

LUCREZIA 2

PAVIA
LUCREZIA 2
173 mt

LUCREZIA 5

PAVIA
LUCREZIA 5
173 mt

Old Town Pavia

PAVIA
Old Town Pavia
174 mt

POLI HOUSE

PAVIA
POLI HOUSE
175 mt

ANGOLO DI CORSO CAVOUR

PAVIA
ANGOLO DI CORSO CAVOUR
198 mt

ARNABOLDI PALACE

Pavia
ARNABOLDI PALACE
206 mt

BLUE MIND

PAVIA
BLUE MIND
212 mt