Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Duomo

Continuing our tour around the Molfetta port, here's a shot of the Duomo, the church with two towers on the left, and the old customs building, on the right. The Duomo, dedicated to Saint Conrad (San Corrado in Italian), is the largest church with three domes built in the Apulian Romanesque style and was constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries AD. One of its two towers served as a watchtower, while the other was the usual belltower.

7 comments:

Hilda said...

I find it interesting that the church and a government agency look like they're just in one long building. What happened to the separation of church and state?

;D
I'm just kidding. Since the Philippines is mostly Catholic (thanks to being a Spanish colony for 200 years), you can hardly separate them here.

vero said...

Hi Saretta thanks for your message in my blog, I'm happy for your inspiration. I love Molfetta, my husband lived in Andria for 10 years and we often go in Puglia and in your beautiful city!

Pepe Alcaide said...

Hola Saretta, tu también tienes unas fotos magníficas de esa bonita ciudad de Molfetta que, desafortunadamente, no conozco.
Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios.

babooshka said...

I lke Hilda's interesting observation. Beautiful buildings whoever they belong to.

Felicia said...

Hi from San Diego, this looks beautiful and welcome to DP! You should visit Brent at http://oesteado.blogspot.com, he lives in Ocean Beach and takes lots of photos there.

Hendrawan said...

I guess that is a castle before..

Saretta said...

I think in 13th century Italy separation of church and state was maybe not such a big priority! Anyway, the old town was built with all of the buildings connected to create a solid front for defence against those invading Saracens!