Presentation on theme: "It is a public and religious building located in the North-West of S. Andrea peninsula. In the surrounding area there are the ruins of the wall that sheltered."— Presentation transcript:
It is a public and religious building located in the North-West of S. Andrea peninsula. In the surrounding area there are the ruins of the wall that sheltered the church from the waves of the sea, the buildings of the ancient village and the bishops palace. Duomo di S. Corrado, Molfetta. Liceo Classico L. Da Vinci
Parts of the structure This chrch has a nave and two aisles. It has three cupolas in axis and two towers in the absidal zone. RoomsThere are 7 chapels huddled outside the building. Floors There isnt any crypt, but we can climb to the top of the Southern tower. SizeLarge. 814 m 2 MaterialsTufa and chiancanella ( a local stone) ColoursWhite and golden ivory. AgeXI to XIV century. StyleApulian Romanesque with Bizantine influxes. The building has a great symbolic meaning. It is the biggest religious building of the old city and it has been the bishops see since Liceo Classico L. Da Vinci
There are two towers in the absidal zone which are full of symbolic elements : towers, emblems of power and superiority. Liceo Classico L. Da Vinci
It is full of symbolic elements : column-bearing lions in absidal window (lion symbolize regality), crosses, interlaced archs, symbol of Bizantine architecture. Inside the building there is a basin embraced by a Saracen with a fish inside: it symbolizes Christ.
There are a lot of single and double-lancet windows, that are a characteristic of Apulian Romanesque style. The walls are square and the domes are octagonal, in axis and of varying heights. This building is closed, heavy, impressive, old and important.