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The sanctuary of Oropa is a Marian Sanctuary-dedicated to the Black Madonna-located a few dozen kilometers north of the city of Biella, about 1,159 metres above sea level, in a natural amphitheatre of mountains that surround the city below and are part of the Biellese prealps. The sanctuary includes over such a sacred mountain (the Sacred Mount of Oropa), the original church built on the basis of an ancient shrine and current real sanctuary features several facilities for the hospitality of the faithful and tourists.
From the sanctuary you can reach the Savoy (1900 m altitude) and from here,
The new Head Office of State Archives of Biella was designed in the 80 's on the north side of the Renaissance complex of St. Sebastian, in the city center. With a new architectural form, in the years ' 90, was reconstructed on the surface, on the site of demolished buildings in the 1960s, the building that houses the public open spaces and offices, while deposits are provided on two underground floors. This allowed the transfer from palazzo Cisterna, in borgo del Piazzo, first seat of the Institute, now become unusable, but not having finished the work, it had to resort to a subsidiary deposi
The basilica of San Sebastiano was built in the 16th century, following the transfer of the Congregation of Lateranensi in Biella, was built by the General of finances at the Court of Savoy, Sebastian Ferrero.
Inside the structure, there are great artists paintings.
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the Cathedral of the city.
The interior features decorations made in 1784 by John Galliari and others with the technique of trompe-l'oeil on all interior walls of the building.
The Church was dedicated to St. Stephen, patron of the city, following the demolition (1872) of the ancient Church of St. Stephen Old, whose origins dated from the 5th century. Old St. Stephen stood parallel to today's Cathedral on the block where still stands the Gothic bell tower.