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Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia

Piazza Cattedrale 1, Monopoli, Italy
+39 080 742253
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“small square” (2 reviews)
“old town” (2 reviews)
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Piazza Cattedrale 1, Monopoli, Italy
+39 080 742253
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited this basilica a couple of times during our stay in Monopoly. It is a wonderful and impressive decorated basilica.

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Situated in a lovely square in the old town Amazing marble interior Many statues Very impressive do not miss

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This was a very quick visit, but the interior of this church is quite overwhelming, one of the most beautiful interiors that I saw in Puglia.

Thank Fergs85
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the largest of the many churches in Monopoli and the most impressive and worth a look as you wander around the fascinating streets of Monopoli.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There are many churches in Monopoli and unfortunately most of them are closed and only able to be viewed from the outside unless you arrange a tour of the insides ahead of time with a guide. We were lucky that the cathedral just happened to...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The extent of use of coloured marble throughout the interior of this Basilica is truly amazing. All I conclude is that they must have had a very wealthy sponsor and benefactor. I have visited many churches, cathedrals and basilicas, but this one must rate amongst...More

Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This beautiful Church is in a small square with some statues and walls. It is in the beautiful winding cobblestone roads in the old town of Monopoli. It is very pretty and ornate in the inside. Lovely quiet place to sit and gather your thoughts.

Thank bellame
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The ties between the small towns of the Puglia and the Sea are vibrant. This magnificent basilica, with arguably the most beautiful interior outside St Peters, was built in dedication to a raft which bore an icon of the Blessed Virgin which washed up in...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

worth popping ya head in for 5 minutes. Ideally a tour guide would bring it more to life as couldn't see any writing about it.

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Do stop in and have a look at the interior of the cathedral. It is absolutely beautiful. There was a wedding going on so I just peeped in and was mesmerized by the wonderful music.

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