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Cathedral of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

What to see in Galatina, Lecce, Apulia


Built under the domain of Raimondello Orsini and finished in 1391, the Cathdral is the most important and representative monument of Galatina. Inside it preserves a frescoes cycle that narrates moments from old and new Testament. Philippe Daverio considers the Cathedral Cateriniana as: "The first western place where internationalism reaches its own language, where cultures that are from Flanders, from France, generally from the countries of northern Europe, you represent in pictorial cycles. It is a place where transport of the gentiles comes through the transport of myths and the transport of myths passes through the images".

Santa Caterina d'Alessandria is "a church with unexpected linguistic crossings" for which it is not true to say that "Galatina could be a place of thought for the Europe of tomorrow, on the assumption that the intercultural dialog and religious is the past and it is represented in the infinite narration of the frescoed walls, abstract of a century and a half of awarenesses (by Giotto, at the beginning of the fourteenth century until the end of the fifteenth century when already is in progress the Renaissance)".

  • Piazzetta Orsini, 16, Galatina (Lecce)
  • 0836 569984
  • Religious location

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Events

from
wednesday
12
june, 2024
to thursday 13 june 2024

Feast of Sant'Antonio of Padova

from
friday
28
june, 2024
to sunday 30 june 2024

Patronal feast of SS. Peter and Paul

from
sunday
7
july, 2024
to sunday 14 july 2024

City of Galatina Band Festival

from
sunday
21
july, 2024
to sunday 28 july 2024

Watermelon Fair in Collemeto

saturday
10
august, 2024

Calici di Stelle

from
sunday
11
august, 2024
to sunday 18 august 2024

Pepper and eggplant Fair in Collemento

from
sunday
10
november, 2024
to sunday 17 november 2024

Ornithological exhibition

from
sunday
17
november, 2024
to sunday 24 november 2024

St. Catherine's Fair

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