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Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Romania

What to see in Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Calabria


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the cathedral of Holy Mary of Romania was built by the Normans in the XII century about Tropea, Calabria. A longitudinal development, with three naves in Norman style, the structure was built entirely in tuff and pale yellow lava stone. During the seventeenth century, the building was transformed into the baroque style and elongated 12 meters. Suffered many damages because of the many earthquakes and had numerous restorations. The interior houses the icon of the SS. The patron saint of the city, the Virgin of Romania, the work of a pupil of Giotto datable around 1230 and originating in the eastern. Particular attention is paid to the majestic black Crucifix, probably coming from France and datable not before 1600.

  • Largo Duomo, 12, Tropea (Vibo Valentia)
  • Religious location

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