Cathedral of Saints Philip and James

Via Santa Maria della Pietà 99 (Sorrento)


Sorrento Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Sorrento, Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sorrento in the south of Italy, dedicated to Saints Philip and James. It has been the seat of the Archbishop of Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia since 1986, and was previously the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Sorrento.

History

It was first built around the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 15th century in Romanesque style..
The poet Torquato Tasso, the best known citizen of the town, was baptized in the church's baptistery.

Exterior

The cathedral bell tower has three storeys, and is decorated with a clock. The base of the bell tower dates to the time of the Roman Empire. The façade dates from 1924. The main doors are of the 11th century from Constantinople.

Interior

The interior, on a Latin cross floor plan, is divided into a nave and two side aisles.
The nave contains round arches and paintings by the Nicola Malinconico, including Sorrentine Martyrs and Four Patron Bishop Saints. There are also paintings by Giacomo del Po (Assumption, St. Philip, St. James).
The marble altar and pulpit and the bishop's throne all date from the 16th century.

External links

Official website
Sorrento Cathedral
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Wikipedia



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